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Press Statement on the International Day of Peace 2021

Published: 22 Sep 2021

We believe that peace is a right that should be enjoyed by everyone, and that efforts at consolidating peace can ultimately contribute to “recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”, especially amidst the global COVID-19 Pandemic. While refugees in Uganda have experienced some level of harmonious relations, with different ethnicities co-existing alongside host communities,…


Published: 9 Sep 2021

IRRI has teamed up with researcher Andreas Muff Kristiensen to produce a series of articles on Self-reliance for Refugees that delve deeper into the notion of self-reliance, and explore what it has meant in both policy and practice in refugee responses in Uganda. There are lessons to be learned from the Ugandan government which has…

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…

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African Citizens’ have written to @UN SG @antonioguterres to provide leadership in taking urgent measures to prevent imminent #genocide in #Ethiopia We believe that genocide is likely to happen which will be a blot on our collective humanity…

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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.