We work for a world in which refugees’ voices shape the policies that impact their lives

Our Vision

We hear many individual refugee stories in the media but rarely do we hear their community aspirations and policy aims. We provide a platform for refugee leaders to speak on behalf of their communities and shape the policy decisions that impact their lives every day.

How we do it


Refugees are often excluded from the meetings where policy decisions are made that affect their lives. We enable refugees to gain access to these key discussions and empower their participation so their perspectives and lived experience can inform the policies that impact their communities.
Illuminate Urabn Refugees


Millions of refugees live precariously in cities, struggling to survive with a stark lack of humanitarian support. We connect refugee leaders with media outlets so they can illuminate their realities for the international community, and spark critical dialogue about the challenges they face.
Influence Urban Refugees


Despite the staggering number of urban refugees, a lack of understanding about the challenges of forced displacement in cities pervades the international community. We leverage our network and expertise to facilitate discussions between key stakeholders to ensure these issues receive the attention they need.




“We now raise our concerns to other partners and NGOs and they consider our claims.”

M. Abdallah, Somali refugee community leader

The program in action

Our impact

  • 3700

    refugees have better access to education and livelihood opportunities

  • 40

    countries in which our partner NGOs are implementing solutions

  • 490

    refugee children benefit from mathematics, english, art and sports classes

  • 700

    women can now support their families

  • 650

    refugees have access to critical healthcare and safety information

Get Involved

We’ve accomplished so much, but the growing urgency of refugee issues in cities means we have a lot more to do and we can’t do it alone. Support the refugee communities that need it most.

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