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.

OUR IMPACT

7,000

Refugees reached in 26 refugee shelters across Germany in 2019

660

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

1,000

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

“We’ve got Muslims and Christians, Farsi-speakers, Arabic-speakers, French-speakers. Here it doesn’t matter.”

M., an Iranian refugee and volunteer, Sindos Community Center, Greece

IN THE FIELD

Dental Care in Kakuma

Kenya

Access to medical and dental care in northwest Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp is far from assured. In 2018 and 2019, IsraAID deployed international dental specialists for short-term missions to treat patients and support dental infrastructure.

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Venezuelan Displacement Crisis

COLOMBIA

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

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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