Refugees International

Founding Year: 1979

Staff: 30

Budget:  $7.3M (2018)

Sue Morton (Founder)

Advocates for the approximately 70.8 million people are currently displaced by war, conflict, and persecution and the many millions more displaced by climate events.

Programs:

  • Labor Market Access: The vast majority of refugees and forced migrants in developing host nations today do not have the right to work in host countries. Partners with the Center for Global Development to to expand labor market access for refugees and forced migrants around the world.  Example of an analytical report: “Deportations and Lack of Legal Work for Refugees in Turkey.”
  • Women and Girls: Women and girls face greater risks of gender-based violence (GBV), other forms of sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking, and early or forced marriage.  Example: more than 4 million Venezuelans have fled the economic and political chaos. Refugee International’s response: a report, “Confronting Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Venezuelan Women and Girls.”
  • Climate Displacement:  People who lose their homes as a result of climate disasters are not considered “refugees” because the 1951 Refugee Convention only protects those fleeing war and persecution.  Response report: “Inadequate Investments in Durable Solutions for Drought Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) in Ethiopia

Reports, News and Blogs:

  • Multiple publications on a yearly basis

 


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Refugees International contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals


  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
    Calls for an end to poverty globally by 2030 and promotes increased access to basic services and social protection.
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  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
    Aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
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  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well Being
    Aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, by reducing mortality rates and increasing access to equitable health care for men and women.
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  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
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  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    Aims to end gender discrimination in all forms and promote equal opportunity for all women and girls in terms of education, career, and sexual/reproductive rights.
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  • SDG 6 -Clean Water and Sanitisation
    Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by promoting global access to adequate sanitation and hygiene.
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  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by promoting affordable and reliable energy sources.
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  • SDG 8 -Decent Work and Economic Growth
    Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
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  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.  
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  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    Aims to achieve economic growth by reducing inequalities regarding social, economic and political opportunities and freedoms.
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  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    Aims to promote the globalization of sustainable cities and communities in turn providing universal safe and affordable housing.
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  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    Aims to create responsible and sustainable practices involving consumption and production through efficiently using natural resources.
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  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    Calls to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts through global awareness, education, and integration into government policies.
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  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
    Calls to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development and prevent and reduce marine pollution in order to protect ecosystems and achieve healthy oceans.
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  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
    Aims to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
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  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    Aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Calls to reduce all forms of violence and deaths related to violence and to end abuse and exploitation
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  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals
    Aims to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development by mobilizing domestic resources in order to provide support for developing countries.
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