Refugees & Forced Migration

A global crisis that needs all of us.

The ongoing refugee and forced migration crisis is the largest humanitarian disaster of our generation. Worldwide, 82.4 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes, including more than 20 million refugees and 48 million IDPs.

Every year, millions of people around the world are forced to leave their homes due to conflict and crisis. IsraAID has been at the forefront of international efforts to respond to this truly global crisis, working with refugees and displaced people in Colombia, Germany, Greece, Kenya, South Sudan, and Uganda.

Our work with refugees begins with emergency relief, before shifting towards promoting longer-term integration and resilience. We focus on empowering displaced communities and always include refugees as integral members of our teams in each of these places, running sustainable programs to build resilience, combat gender-based violence, advance child protection, improve sanitation, and offer livelihood opportunities.



Refugees reached in 26 refugee shelters across Germany in 2019


Refugees in Thessaloniki, Greece, received integration and protection support in 2019 through the Sindos Community Center


Children attend IsraAID’s two child-friendly spaces in Palorinya Refugee Settlement, Uganda.

"What we are trying to do is to point out the strength and resilience of the mothers and to support them now that they are in a safe place."

Dina Dror, Social Worker & Psychotherapist, IsraAID Moldova


Afghan Refugees in Albania


IsraAID has supported hundreds of Afghan women, men, and children in Albania with trauma support, language classes, and self-care techniques as they make plans for their permanent resettlement.

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Venezuelan Displacement Crisis


In recent years, millions of Venezuelans have fled the country, with neighboring Colombia bearing the brunt of this exodus. IsraAID’s team in Colombia works with displaced Venezuelans and Colombian host community members in the city of Barranquilla.

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Reusable Masks Across Germany


IsraAID Germany empowers refugees from the Middle East and around the world as they integrate into German society. When COVID-19 hit, IsraAID’s refugee leadership groups volunteered to help meet immediate needs among vulnerable people across the country.

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