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.

“These activities have helped me regain my confidence. Through the skills training and in-kind support, I’ve become an independent woman with my own business and the respect of my community.”

Achol attends IsraAID’s women group sessions and benefited from counseling, South Sudan


Afghan Refugees in Albania


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


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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