Creating Lasting Solutions for RefugeesRefugePoint 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.
How Americans can sponsor refugees — and why they should"I know from experience what sponsoring a refugee means — for the refugee and the sponsor — and my hope is that Americans across the country will sponsor refugees seeking safety,” RefugePoint's CEO, Sasha Chanoff, writes in the Boston Globe.
Perseverance on the Path to Self-RelianceAfter fleeing from conflict in the DRC, Mama Juma spent eight years in refugee camps before arriving in Nairobi, Kenya. Today, she's enrolled in beauty school and providing for her family with support from RefugePoint.
RefugePoint advances lasting solutions for at-risk refugees and supports the humanitarian community to do the same.
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.learn more
The average length of time before a refugee can return home.
Forcibly displaced people worldwide, including 32 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.read the full story
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.
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.explore
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.explore
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.read more
Since 2005, we've helped 119,745 refugees to access resettlement, self-reliance, and other pathways to safety.Flip The Card
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.
Since 2005, we have worked with refugees in 346 locations across 63 countries worldwide.Flip The Card
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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