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Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
The following are some NGOs involved in refugee issues. For a more comprehensive list, please visit the United Nations list of approved NGOs and CSOs for refugees and migrants.
International human rights-focused NGO.
Human Rights First
"Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York, Washington D.C. and Houston. To maintain our independence, we accept no government funding" (About).
Refugee Council USA
"Refugee Council USA (RCUSA), established in 2000, is a coalition of U.S. non-governmental organizations focused on refugee protection. RCUSA provides advocacy on issues affecting the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, displaced persons, victims of trafficking, and victims of torture in the United States and across the world" (About Us).
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
"We advance the rights and lives of those who have been forcibly or voluntarily uprooted. For over 100 years, the unwavering commitment of our leadership, team, network of service providers, and advocates has helped redirect the destiny of countless vulnerable lives" (About).
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is an NGO focused in promoting human rights around the world and working with governments to promote policy that reflects their efforts.
International Committee of the Red Cross
"Established in 1863, the ICRC operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949" (Who We Are).
"Refugees International advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises. We are an independent organization, and do not accept any government or UN funding" (About Us).
For a more detailed list of research institutions conducting research related to Refugee Law & US Foreign Policy, please visit Northwestern University Library's Forced Migration and Refugee Studies guide.
Center for Gender & Refugee Studies - UC Hastings
"The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies protects the fundamental human rights of refugee women, children, LGBT individuals, and others who flee persecution in their home countries through legal expertise and training, impact litigation, policy development, research, and in-country fact-finding" (Our Mission).
Center for Refugee Studies - York University
"The Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) at York is an interdisciplinary community of researchers dedicated to advancing the well-being of refugees and others displaced by violence, persecution, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation through innovative research, education, and policy engagement" (About Us).