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Resourcing Local Refugee Leadership for Inclusion and Solutions

A coalition effort focused on resourcing and positioning refugee-led organizations to influence refugee response.

About the Coalition Effort

We are a six organization-strong global coalition driven by the importance of transferring ownership and resources to refugee-led organizations.

Few of today’s 26 million refugees can safely return home any time soon. We need approaches facilitating host community inclusion and driving solutions. And we need them now.

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Luckily, those approaches already exist.

Refugee-Led organizations

Refugee-led organizations (RLOs) are facilitating inclusion in host communities with awareness outsiders don’t have, and driving solutions for people outsiders can’t reach. But, they rarely have the resources — funding, operational elements and political influence — to maximize impact. 

This initiative addresses this resource gap.

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Our Theory of Change

Our novel RLO-to-RLO fund and model will scale effective inclusion and solutions programs around the world.

MISSION

  • Establish an RLO-to-RLO 'pay-it-foward' fund and funding model.

  • Support refugee-led organizations to strenghten their capacity.

  • Build strong connections between refugee-led organizations, influencial bodies and donors.

OUTCOME

  • Refugee-led organizations are more strongly positioned to secure funding.

  • Greater collaboration between refugee-led groups and influencial bodies.

  • More refugees working within influencial organizations.

IMPACT

  • Refugee-led organizations are recognized for their critical role and receive funding.

  • Programming that is community-driven, culturally aware and legitimized by refugee is funded and implemented.

  • Governments design policies and practices that reflect refugee interests.

With a vibrant, refugee-led civil society leading the direction of refugee response, more refugees than ever with rebuild their lives.

OUR PROJECT IN NUMBERS

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Grants of

20k - 40k

Going to

50

Refugee-led Organizations

Across

10

Countries

Impacting

2,000,000

refugees

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OUR APPROACH

We believe we must look beyond handouts and humanitarian aid if we are to see refugees rebuild their lives.

 

We therefore all use the strategic combination of  inclusion programming (approaches that promote community safety, stability and resilience), and long-term solutions programming (approaches that reveal long-term protections including legal status and resettlement).

OUR STRENGTHS

GLOBAL

Our coalition has activities in 11 countries throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, giving us a strong perspective on the varied challenges that refugees face.

BROAD EXPERTISE

We have worked with refugee communities in advocacy, resettlement, legal empowerment, food security, community organizing, access to services and more.

REFUGEE-LED

Putting resources and power into the hands of refugees themselves is part of everything we do, starting with our coalition itself.

A LONG HISTORY

Our coalition has over 84 years of collective experience responding to refugees' needs and addressing the most pressing refugee emergencies.

PROVEN IMPACT

Collectively, we are reaching over nearly 300,000 unique individuals per year with life saving approaches. 

THE RLO-TO-RLO Difference

Our unique model of RLO-to-RLO funding and empowerment will be able to reach organizations that would otherwise go unnoticed by the international community

Our COALITION

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RAIC

Jakarta, Indonesia

RAIC reaches 4000 refugees per year with legal aid, health care, psychosocial support and beyond.

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YARID

Kampala, Uganda

YARID (Young African Refugees for Integral Development) reaches 25,000 refugees per year with critical livelihoods, language, education and self-reliance programs that facilitate integration.

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MIGRANTE UNIVERSAL

Quito, Ecuador

Over the last 3 years, Migrante Universal has helped over 25,000 refugees and migrants access legal status in Ecuador.

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BASMEH & ZEITOONEH

Beirut, Lebanon

Basmeh & Zeitooneh reaches over 100,000 refugees per year with protection, livelihoods, education and peace-building programs.

STARS

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Cairo, Egypt

StARS (Saint Andrew's Refugee Services) reaches over 100,000 refugees per year with wraparound services including legal aid, psychosocial support, health and community outreach.

ASYLUM ACCESS

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Oakland, CA, US

Asylum Access is a family of refugee rights advocacy organizations using legal empowerment and policy advocacy to reveal long-term solutions for refugees around the world.

OUR VISION

With a vibrant, refugee-led civil society leading the direction of refugee response, more refugees than ever with rebuild their lives.

 

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