Our Work

Helping people survive and recover from forced displacement

How we pursue our mission...

Recovery Work

The response to the global refugee crisis requires more than the services of emergency relief agencies. It requires long-term recovery work that serves to generate hope and help refugees rebuild their lives.

All too often, refugees find themselves viewed only as people in need. They are confined to the receiving end of impersonal humanitarian and social services meant to keep them alive. And as necessary as such services are, they can be quite dehumanizing as they undermine dignity and hope.

Recovery work helps re-humanize people and restore hope. Recovery work seeks to strengthen community, faith, emotional well-being and personal capacity. It also includes getting behind the ideas and solutions of refugees themselves, recognizing the important contributions they offer in finding solutions to their displacement.

This is IAFR's strategic part in seeking the welfare and protection of forcibly displaced people in the world today.

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Our Mission

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.

A Movement of Hope

Let’s make a difference together!

There are 70.8 million forcibly displaced children, women and men in the world - the highest number ever recorded. That's 1 in every 108 people alive today. Another 37,000 people are uprooted every day.

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.

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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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