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Press Statement on World Refugee Day 2021: Together we can heal, learn and shine

Published: 22 Jun 2021

We, at International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI), stand united with displaced and stateless persons. We believe that no one should be left behind, particularly in times of great hardship such as those currently being experienced around the world due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Especially in resource-poor contexts, displaced and stateless persons struggle to access the…

Evacuation from Libya: some questions answered by UNHCR

Published: 27 May 2021

Refugees living in Libya are at risk of many human rights violations, including detention, abduction, physical abuse and forced labour. It is also very difficult for them to meet basic needs such as food, shelter and healthcare. As a result, many have tried to escape from the country by boat, a journey which often ends…

Fanning The Flames: The Anglophone Crisis

Published: 22 Mar 2021

Heightened tension between Francophones and Anglophones has led to multiple clashes that have transgressed into atrocities in Cameroon. Initiatives by the Cameroonian government to resolve the Anglophone crisis appear to be futile[1].  With this blog, we intend to raise more awareness about the atrocities occurring in Cameroon. As such, we appeal to the international community…

Celebrate Women Everyday

Published: 8 Mar 2021

We at the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) #ChoosetoChallenge a world where displaced women continue to bear the brunt of conflict, mal-governance and exclusion. Displaced women and girls are most at risk for sexual and gender-based violence, sexual exploitation and abuse, and are disproportionately affected by the corollaries of poverty and scarcity, even in the…

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While the surge in COVID-19 cases was initially centered around Kampala, it has increasingly affected other areas of the country, including refugee-hosting districts reliefweb.int/report/uganda/…

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IRRI’s 2017 Annual Report


IRRI’s 2017 Annual Report  highlights  our work in a year of significant achievement for us, as we continued to work on our three main programmatic areas of: -identifying the violations that cause displacement and exile; -protecting the rights of those who are displaced, and -ensuring resolutions to their displacement are durable, rights respecting, safe and timely. The…

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Rights In Exile

The Rights in Exile Programme promotes the legal protection of refugees, globally by centralizing resources for legal assistance providers and refugees themselves.

Citizenship Rights in Africa Initiative

A resource for all those working to ensure respect for the right to a nationality and an end to statelessness on the African continent.

Sudan Consortium

The Sudan Consortium is a coalition of more than 50 Africa-based and Africa-focused NGOs dedicated to working together to promote a just, peaceful and sustainable end to the ongoing and interrelated humanitarian and human rights crises in Sudan.