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    Our goal is to help refugees find long-term solutions that enable them to thrive and lead dignified lives. For many refugee families, education is essential to a stable and dignified future. Hear from Michael to learn how he hopes to use his education.
  • 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.

Mission

RefugePoint advances lasting solutions for at-risk 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.

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100 million

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.

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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104,767

Since 2005, we've helped 104,767 refugees to access resettlement, self-reliance, and other pathways to safety.

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We have directly helped 104,467 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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250

Since 2005, we have worked with refugees in 250 locations across 52 countries worldwide.

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As of the end of 2021, we had worked with refugees in 250 locations across 52 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.

NOV. 14. 2022

Historic $6M Gift From MacKenzie Scott to RefugePoint will Support Organization’s Mission to Advance...

BOSTON, MA — We are thrilled to share that RefugePoint has received a $6 million dol...
OCT. 12. 2022

Madiha Ali delivers NGO Statement About Self-Reliance at the Executive Committee of the High Commiss...

On October 13, Madiha Ali, a dynamic refugee advocate, and a member of the steering committee of the Refu...
OCT. 12. 2022

First-of-its-Kind Pilot Traineeship Program will Train a New Wave of Refugee Resettlement Experts

Violent crises and ongoing persecution around the world have forced well over 100 million people to flee their homes. For refugees who cannot return ho...