• Two New Milestones for RefugePoint's Labor Mobility Program
    Last month, a cohort of eleven refugees departed for Canada through the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) to start new jobs as Continuing Care Assistants, following months of COVID-related delays.
  • Creating Lasting Solutions for Refugees
    RefugePoint was founded in 2005 to identify refugees who fall through the cracks of humanitarian aid. We focus on long-term solutions, including self-reliance, and resettlement and complementary pathways, that will enable refugees to lead healthy, dignified lives.
  • RefugePoint's Role at the Global Refugee Forum (GRF)
    Read about the GRF and how RefugePoint will be contributing this year.


RefugePoint advances lasting solutions for refugees and supports the humanitarian community to do the same.

Why Refugees

We focus on finding lasting solutions for at-risk refugees. We believe that everyone benefits when refugees are given a chance to use their talents and skills to contribute to their host countries and to the world.

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20 + years

The average length of time before a refugee can return home.

108 million

Forcibly displaced people worldwide, including 35 million refugees.

I have no more worries, no more stress, and no more fear. Here, I am a very happy person. Here, there is no threat against my life, and I am looking forward to starting my Ph.D. very soon.


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Our Tactics

We take a three-pronged approach to achieving impact:


Direct Services: Providing services to meet the needs of individuals and households.


Field Building: Supporting other organizations to accelerate and expand programs for reaching refugee populations.


Systems Change: Influencing policy and decision-makers to drive large-scale change.

Refugee Solutions

We help refugees to find lasting solutions through self-reliance (helping them to meet their own essential needs) and through resettlement and other pathways to safety such as relocation for employment, education, and family reunification.

Resettlement and Other Pathways to Safety

Resettlement involves permanently relocating refugees to a safe country where they can rebuild their lives. It is often the best option for refugees who cannot return home and cannot reside safely in the country to which they have fled. RefugePoint identifies at-risk refugees and connects them with resettlement opportunities. Once they are referred to a receiving government, other agencies take over the resettlement process from there. We also help refugees to access other pathways to safety, such as relocation for employment, education, and family reunification.



Self-reliance involves stabilizing refugees in the countries to which they have fled and helping them to advance, socially and economically, so that they can meet their essential household needs. Most refugees won’t have the opportunity to resettle or return to their homes. However, given the right supports, many refugees are able to rebuild their lives in the host country to which they have fled.


Self-Reliance Initiative

The Refugee Self-Reliance Initiative is a collaboration among NGOs, UNHCR, foundations, government agencies, the private sector and others that aims to support refugees to achieve a better quality of life and regain agency over their finances and futures, while at the same time supporting the peace, stability and prosperity goals of the hosting countries. The Initiative is focused on promoting self-reliance opportunities for refugees around the world to enjoy lives of dignity and hope, even during protracted periods of limbo in their host countries.

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Our Impact



Since 2005, we've helped 119,745 refugees to access resettlement, self-reliance, and other pathways to safety.

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We have directly helped 119,745 refugees to access pathways to relocate to safety through resettlement, family reunification, work visas, and education visas. Through our self-reliance, field-building and systems change activities, our work has benefitted tens of thousands more.

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Since 2005, we have worked with refugees in 346 locations across 63 countries worldwide.

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As of the end of 2022, we had worked with refugees in 346 locations across 63 countries in Africa, Southeast Asia, Central America, and the Middle East. We actively work to reach locations and refugee populations that have been underserved by the refugee response system.

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In the News

Stay up to date on RefugePoint in the news.

SEP. 30. 2023

RefugePoint Welcomes Refugee Admissions Goal of 125,000 Set by the Biden Administration for Fiscal Y...

  On September 29, 2023, RefugePoint welcomed the news that President Biden signed the
SEP. 21. 2023

Initiative to reunite one million refugee families launched by RefugePoint at humanitarian chef José...

From left to right: Noubar Afeyan, Moderna Co-founder and Chairman; Sasha Chanoff, Founder and CEO of RefugePoint; Vilas Dhar (event sponsor), President and Trustee of the Patrick...