The most recent figures from the un refugee agency show that in 2016, more than 65 million people were forced from their home by wars, conflict, and persecution — more than at any other time since records began.
When the humanitarian needs are great, so too is the need to work harder to find solutions to the problems faced by the victims of these conflicts. And that is exactly what Refugees International is doing. We travel around the world to hear firsthand from the refugees and displaced people caught up in brutal wars, conflict, and natural disasters. We are a wholly independent organization (we accept no government or UN funding), and therefore we are able to speak truth to those in power without bias or fear of consequences.
Refugees International (RI) advocates for lifesaving protection and assistance for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises. We shine a light on the real problems, and make recommendations to policy makers at the highest levels that help shape the response to those in need.