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Our goal is to empower refugees to move from isolation to connection, uncertainty to confidence, misunderstanding to harmony and most importantly, from misjudgement to respect. We work in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders and humanitarian agencies to achieve this goal.

Refugee Interpreters Association

Refugee Interpreters Association

Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo

We support communities from:


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Refugees Supported

Advocacy and campaigning, Educational training, Language training, Entrepreneurship programs, Refugee community building support

Economic and labour rights, Freedom of expression, Women’s rights

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Our focus:
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"Our team, made entirely of volunteers, is devoted to human rights protection. Together we have succeeded in providing pro bono services that assist our fellow refugees in navigating complex humanitarian situations."
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Why is the Taking The Lead network important to you?

"With 40 experienced and diverse members across various humanitarian causes, we are well positioned to provide exceptional support to fellow refugee-led organisations. We're excited to leverage our network's resources and communication channels, and equally eager to learn from our peers."

With more funding and resources, our organisation could...

"more effectively contribute to the development of our community and facilitate more access to services curated for refugees."

A shift from negative to positive narratives about refugees would lead to...

"that refugees could live and work in a community which respects their rights, and this would create a direct impact on development."

If refugees could influence decisions that affect them, it would mean...

"strengthened relationships between refugees and their host communities."
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"The refugees we collaborate with will better understand their rights to work, education, and freedom of movement. By becoming well-informed on human rights, members in our group will be able to empower others."

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