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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

7 Highly-Rated Charities Working for Refugees

In 2015, a proposal was created to form a refugee nation that would bring awareness and attention to this escalating crisis. While every refugee and IDP’s story is unique, this new nation would unite them under the banner of their common experience. In the summer of 2016, athletes from Refugee Nation stood proudly under their new flag (pictured above) and competed at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. 

The story of Refugee Nation is hopeful and inspiring, but there is much more work to be done. Every minute, 24 people around the world will be forced to flee their homes. The United Nations estimates there are more than 60 million refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in the world today. We are witnessing the worst refugee crisis since World War II.

Keep reading to learn more about a few of the highly-rated organizations bringing attention to this crisis and giving a voice to this vulnerable population.

American Refugee Committee
Helping refugees take back control of their lives

The American Refugee Committee works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities. They help people survive conflict and crisis and rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ARC is committed to the delivery of programs that ensure measurable quality and lasting impact for the people they serve.

International Rescue Committee
☆☆☆☆ + Impact
Helping people to survive, recover, and reclaim control of their future

The IRC responds to some of the world’s worst crises, delivering aid that saves lives while paving the way for long-term recovery. They work with people whose lives have been upended by war, conflict, and natural disasters in places where they don’t have the support they need to recover from these events. They also manage a refugee resettlement program to welcome refugees to the United States and help them transition into life here.

Refugees International
☆☆☆ + Impact
A powerful voice for lifesaving action

Refugees International advocates for lifesaving protection and assistance for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises. They shine light on the real problems, and make recommendations to policymakers at the highest levels that help shape the response for those in need.

World Relief
☆☆☆☆ + Impact
Stand with the Vulnerable

With initiatives focused on disaster response, health and child development, refugee and immigration services, economic development and peacebuilding, World Relief works holistically with local churches to stand for the sick, widowed, orphaned, the alienated, the displaced, the devastated, the marginalized and the disenfranchised. 70 years of experience allows World Relief to meet immediate needs and implement programs that lead to sustainable growth and development.

☆☆☆☆ + Impact
Helping refugees and vulnerable families in Palestine and Lebanon live with dignity, well-being, and hope

Anera works with the Middle East’s most vulnerable populations to provide humanitarian and emergency relief during times of crisis. They also offer programs to improve health, education, and kickstart economic development.

☆☆☆ + Impact
Defending dignity, fighting poverty

CARE is a global leader within the worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. As such, they work with refugees and other vulnerable populations around the world to defeat poverty and achieve social justice. They put women and girls at the center of their work because they believe poverty cannot be overcome until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

Asylum Access
Making refugee rights a reality in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

Asylum Access is an innovative international organization dedicated to making refugee rights a reality. They empower refugees in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to live safely, work, send their children to school, and begin rebuilding their lives. They are the only organization dedicated to making refugee rights a reality in first countries of refuge.

You can find even more highly-rated organization work with and for refugees in our Immigration and Refugees Hot Topic. Take a stand on this important issue by supporting one of these outstanding charities today.

Written by Ashley Post, Communications Manager.

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