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    Read about RefugePoint's many contributions to this week's Global Refugee Forum, including four pledges in the areas most relevant to our programmatic work.

Mission

RefugePoint partners with refugees to access life-changing solutions and transforms how the world supports them.

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.

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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.

Yadasa

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Our Tactics

We take a three-pronged approach to achieving impact:

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

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

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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.

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Self-Reliance

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.

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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

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141,997

Since 2005, we've helped 141,997 refugees to access resettlement, self-reliance, and other pathways to safety.

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We have directly helped 141,997 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

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MAY. 30. 2024

The Transformative Power of Counseling Services for Refugees

James Nanzala Nyangule, a RefugePoint Mental Health Counselor, leads a men’s group therapy session in Nairobi, Kenya (Photo: Jessica Masibo, RefugePoint)