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Better Health for Afghan Refugees

The 70,000 undocumented refugees in Iran’s centrally located province of Yazd in particular struggle with poverty and a lack of stable economic opportunities that makes them unable to afford basic necessities such as soap and toothbrushes.

March 15, 2018
InterAction Quoted

Development Continues in Former Myanmar Conflict Zones, Refugees Still Wait

In Myanmar, international development continues in former conflict areas while more than 100,000 refugees and IDPs remain without a home. Steve Sandford looks at the challenges in one community in Karen state, where Chinese companies are building a resort town.

January 22, 2019
InterAction Quoted

Global Compact for Refugees moves forward, but without clear path for implementation

"Concrete data on refugees and host communities is key, and might be difficult to quickly generate, according to Kate Phillips-Barrasso, director of humanitarian policy at InterAction."

August 2, 2018
Blog Post

InterAction Statement On U.S. Vote Against UN Resolution For Global Compact On Refugees

We fully support the compact and urge all countries, including the United States, to support its implementation.

December 18, 2018
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InterAction Statement On U.S. Vote Against UN Resolution For Global Compact On Refugees

February 15, 2019
In the News

Migrants and Refugees Do Not Bring “Exotic” Communicable Diseases to Countries

The World Health Organization has taken aim at the myth that migrants and refugees bring diseases to the countries they arrive in, with its first report on migrant and refugee health in the European region. In the report, the WHO dispels the falsehood that irregular migrants and refugees spread sickness among host communities.

January 22, 2019
Blog Post

Refugees Through the Eyes of American Third Graders

This year, the third graders at Collegiate School in New York City have been learning about immigration. They began by…

May 29, 2020

Refugees and Forced Displacement

April 1, 2019
Blog Post

The Global Compact on Refugees: A Long Way to Go in Breaking the Status Quo

InterAction’s Refugee Policy Working Group put together a reaction piece to the “zero” draft, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses.

February 13, 2018
In the News

Thousands of Nigerian Refugees Flee to Chad for Safety

The U.N. refugee agency says thousands of Nigerian refugees are fleeing to Chad to escape a surge of violence in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state.

January 23, 2019