URBAN REFUGEES

by URBAN REFUGEES Vetted since 2016

Summary

We work to strengthen the capacities of urban refugee-led organizations in developing countries. These groups provide critical services to community members a variety of domains, including health, education, livelihoods, and safety, but they often face challenges in establishing and broadening the reach of their programs. Through providing capacity-building training to these groups, we works to ensure that refugees themselves are at the center of decisions that impact their communities.

$1,000
total goal
$815
remaining
7
donors
0
monthly donors
4
months

Challenge

86% of the world's refugee population live in the Global South and over 60% reside in cities, not camps. However, the international system relies mainly on refugee camps to support those in need. As a result, over 12 million urban refugees struggle to survive, facing precarious living conditions, discrimination, exploitation, and a lack of access to basic services. We work to change that by putting refugees at the center of solutions, and provides the tools to amplify their voice.

Solution

Your donation will provide general operational support for our organization, allowing us to continue to focus on strengthening refugee-led organizations and advocating for the inclusion of refugees in decision-making processes. Urban refugees can often be invisible, and it can difficult for humanitarian actors to provide support. Urban refugee-led groups therefore provide crucial support to their community members, and strengthening their capacities helps enhance their abilities to do so.

Long-Term Impact

By providing refugee-led organizations the knowledge and skills to strengthen and expand the support they provide to their communities, our work ensures the ongoing sustainability of community protection efforts for urban refugees. Furthermore, our focus on ensuring that refugees' perspectives are amplified on an organizational level means that the programs they enact best meet the needs of their communities.

Resources

http:/​/​www.urban-refugees.org
Urban Refugees website

Organization Information

URBAN REFUGEES

Location: Paris - France
Website: http:/​/​www.urban-refugees.org
Project Leader:
Laurène Violet
Paris, France

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