International Association for Refugees

Helping people survive and recover from forced displacement

Helping Refugees Survive

Forced displacement often leaves people without shelter, water, food and basic medical care. When the humanitarian world struggles to meet these basic needs, you can help.

Helping Refugees Recover

Recovery from forced displacement requires a supportive community, life-giving faith and emotional well-being along with the ability to navigate and contribute to society. You can help refugees recover and rebuild their lives.

Training & Consulting

Good news! Many churches and people want to help refugees. They just don't know where to begin. IAFR's refugee ministry training is specifically designed with the local church in mind.


Our work flows naturally out of our relationship with Jesus Christ who taught us that the greatest of all commandments is to love God and our neighbor.


We are committed to helping churches discover their unique role in the global refugee crisis and to then engage in life-giving ways that play to their strengths.

Financially Transparent

We are committed to financial integrity and transparency. As a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation, IAFR complies with U.S. Federal and State laws and carries out an annual independent audit.

The Refugee Highway

When forced to flee their homes, refugees need to find a way to a safe place. There are some well-worn paths in the world that they travel. These paths are the Refugee Highway.

The Highway is paved with tears of loneliness, fear and discouragement. Whatever part of the Highway they travel, refugees are met with the same message: Do Not Enter.

Yet there is hope. God is alive and well on the Refugee Highway.

Watch this powerful 8 minute video to learn more. We hope that you will download it and share it with others!

A Movement of Hope

Let’s make a difference together!

There are over 65 million forcibly displaced children, women and men in the world. That's 1 in every 113 people alive today. Another 28,800 people are uprooted every day. The last time there were this many refugees was during World War 2.

Three reasons why we refuse to lose hope.

First, God is alive and well along the refugee highway today. Second, Refugees are more than people in need. They are an important part of the solution. And third, God has begun a worldwide movement of his people to welcome and love refugees.

Learn more below.


Discover how you can help people survive and recover from forced displacement by providing them with shelter, water, Bibles, church buildings, schools, income-generation, specialized training and more!


Whether by joining the support team of one of our missionaries or by joining one of our teams yourself, you can show up in the lives of refugees. Explore the unique work of IAFR in Africa, Europe and North America.


Perhaps you want to serve refugees, but you're not sure where to begin. Or maybe you are already engaged in refugee ministry, but feel the need to be better equipped? We are here to help.

Ministry Resources

Map of the Highway

Current refugee realities along with biblical perspective all rolled up into a beautiful poster. Free download.

IAFR Multi-media

Eye-opening presentations and videos designed to introduce current refugee realities and offer biblical perspective.

IAFR Publications

Precise and thought provoking perspectives concerning current refugee realities and contemporary issues.

Other Resources

Helpful links to information and resources related to forcibly displaced people.

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