Refugees International is an Non-governmental organization headed by Ken Bacon. The former president was Lionel Rosenblatt. Some current notable Board members include Queen Noor, John Danforth, Richard Holbrooke, and Sam Waterston. Family and early life Noor was born Lisa Najeeb Halaby. She is the daughter of Najeeb Halaby, a former CEO of Pan-American World Airways John Claggett "Jack" Danforth (born September 5, 1936) is a former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and former Republican Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke (born April 24, 1941 to a Russian Jewish and German Jewish family in New York City) is an American Samuel Atkinson "Sam" Waterston (born November 15 1940) is an American actor noted particularly for his portrayal of Jack McCoy It is based in Washington, D.C.. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D
According to its mission statement, "Refugees International (RI) generates lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for displaced persons around the world and works to end the conditions that create displacement. A mission statement is a brief statement of the purpose of a Company, Organization, or Group. Humanitarian aid (also called succour) is material or logistical assistance provided for humanitarian purposes typically in response to humanitarian crises A displaced person (sometimes abbreviated DP) is a person who has been forced to leave his or her native place a phenomenon known as Forced migration. "
According to tis website, RI values its "independence, flexibility, and the cutting-edge quality of [its] advocacy. It takes an uncompromising rights-based approach to advocacy on behalf of refugees and displaced persons. According to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, a refugee is a person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race "
RI's chief objective is to be "a witness to the suffering of the displaced. " IThis necessitates field interviewing and meeting with war-affected populations, other NGOs, and aid agencies. An aid agency is an organisation dedicated to distributing Aid. RI has conducted missions in over 30 countries, including the Great Lakes region of Africa, West Africa, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Colombia, Uganda, the Thai-Burmese border, and Haiti. The Laurentian Great Lakes are a chain of freshwater lakes located in eastern North America, on the Canada–United States border. West Africa or Western Africa is the Westernmost Region of the African Continent. The Kingdom of Cambodia ( formerly known as Kampuchea (, transliterated: Preăh Réachéanachâkr Kâmpŭchea) is a country in South East Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka ( Sinhalese:, இலங்கை known as Ceylon before 1972 is an Island The Republic of Indonesia ( (Republik Indonesia is a Country in Southeast Asia. Colombia (kəˈlʌmbɪə officially the Republic of Colombia () is a country in northwestern South America. The Republic of Uganda is a Landlocked country in East Africa. The Kingdom of Thailand (ˈtaɪlænd ราชอาณาจักรไทย, râːtɕʰa-ʔaːnaːtɕɑ̀k-tʰɑj Burma, officially the Union of Myanmar ( pjìdàunzṵ mjàmmà nàinŋàndɔ̀ is the largest country by geographical area in mainland Southeast Asia. Haiti ( English: ˈheɪ·tiː or haɪ·ˈjiː·tiː French Haïti a·i·ti Haitian Creole:
According to their website, "RI's advocacy generates increases in resources and policy changes by governments and UN agencies that improve conditions for refugees and displaced people. A policy is a deliberate plan of action to guide decisions and achieve rational outcome(s For the government of parliamentary systems see Executive (government. The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security RI does not accept any government or UN funding. Rather, RI leverages donations from individuals, foundations and corporations. "