Our Supporters

The Members of Refugee Congress would like to acknowledge the following:




Refugee Congress is grateful to our new funding partner, USA for UNHCR. You can support the Refugee Congress and refugees worldwide by supporting USA for UNHCR. www.unrefugees.org/donate


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Church World Service

Church World Service works to build networks of compassion and vitality, where refugees can fulfill their dreams, thrive and give back to communities that help them on their journey.http://cwsglobal.org/

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to lead and coordinate international action for the protection of refugees. UNHCR strives to ensure that anyone forced to flee their home to escape violence or persecution can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another country. Learn more at http://UNHCR.org/


Special Thanks

We acknowledge our partners, the Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees & Migration (PRM), Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), and Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, for their engagement in this historic event.

We wish to especially thank the members of the Refugee Council USA as well as other NGOs for their assistance with Congressional visits for the delegates for Refugee Congress 2016. We would also like to thank Frank Sharry of America’s Voice, and Elizabeth Ferris of Georgetown University for their support for Refugee Congress 2016.

We are grateful for the continued support of the United Nations Refugee Agency, particularly Hilary Binder-Aviles.

We wish to acknowledge the members of the Refugee Congress Advisory Board for their many contributions to the Refugee Congress:  Omar Bah, Wilmot Collins, Esmail Dezhbod, Fatuma Elmi, Clara Hart, Zeljika Krvavica, Beni De Dieu Luzau, Fidel Nshombo, and Natasa Torbica.

Finally, we are deeply thankful to all the members of the Refugee Congress for sharing their time, their experiences, and their ideas to improve protection and assistance for refugees both here and around the world.