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Refugees International

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Advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises.
Refugees International

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52-1224516

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10664

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June is Refugee Awareness Month and on June 27, Global Impact partnered with our charities the International Rescue Committee, Inc. and Refugees International for an interactive webinar detailing the challenges that refugees worldwide face every day, including hunger and access to education and health care resources. With more than 100 million refugees and displaced people around the world today, this topic has never been more relevant. While the Ukraine crisis has been at the forefront of our minds, many other displaced persons hail from other countries– including Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Somalia. The number of uprooted and displaced people has increased…

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Mother and Son at Site for Displaced Persons in Somalia
In the summer of 2019, Refugees International learned of a Kenyan government proposal at the United Nations that would have effectively crippled the international humanitarian effort in Somalia and put hundreds of thousands of lives at risk. In particular, the Kenyan proposal—focused on the militant group al Shabaab—would have replaced an already-effective sanctions regime that permitted carefully administered humanitarian exceptions with a draconian regime that would have put humanitarian assistance delivery at risk. Refugees International led a coalition of prominent individuals and humanitarian organizations and engaged UN Member States in an advocacy effort that helped thwart the misguided proposal.