Amidst travel restrictions and other government responses to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as of March 17, 2020, temporarily suspended refugee resettlement departures—the actual travel of a refugee from their initial country of asylum to the country where they will be resettled. In addition to travel disruptions, the UNHCR cited concerns that refugees would be placed at a higher risk of contracting and transmitting the virus if they continued to travel as reasons behind their decision.
Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) invites their members to contribute to their COVID-19 Rapid Response Migration Fund, which will provide emergency mini-grants to frontline organizations responding to the immediate needs of migrants and refugees to respond to the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Al Otro Lado, a legal services organization, is seeking donations to provide 30-50 laptops to allow them to continue some operations during the COVID-19 outbreak.
San Diego Womens Foundation Lunch and Learn: How local and national funders support refugees, asylees & asylum seekers
Report on asylum and conditions in immigration detention based on analysis of the experiences of over 7,000 asylum-seeking families, totaling 17,000 people, including 7,900 children aged five years old or younger.
Join us for a conversation on unprecedented challenges presented by record breaking numbers of asylum-seeking families at the southern California border, and on-the-ground updates from leaders at the local, state, national levels.
Join us to for a funders-only call to learn about how members of FRAS are supporting refugee and asylum seeker communities.
Find all program-related materials for the webinar, "Funders for Refugees and Asylum Seekers Update Call" here.
First Responders at the Border: The Vital Role and Untapped Potential of a Reception System for Families and Asylum Seekers
This GCIR webinar will be a virtual roundtable of organizations working along the border and litigating the key issues arising for families seeking asylum.
Monthly Immigration Policy Call
This in-person program will feature the lived experiences of experts from various communities impacted by family separation, as well as reflections from funders involved in philanthropic responses.