Photo by Susannah Stevens, courtesy of International Refugee Assistance Project, Inc.
International Refugee Assistance Project, Inc.
New York, NY
Mobilizing direct legal aid and systemic policy advocacy, The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) serves the world's most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders. It leverages individual casework to advocate for reforms to refugee resettlement policy in the United States and among United Nations member states. IRAP brings together law students and pro bono attorneys to provide comprehensive legal aid to refugees throughout their lengthy registration, protection, and resettlement processes. IRAP works to identify and empower many of the world’s most at-risk refugees, including female survivors of sexual or gender-based violence; Iraqis and Afghans persecuted for their work with the U.S. military, media, or NGOs; LGBTI individuals; religious minorities subject to targeted violence; and children with medical emergencies for which local treatment is not available. IRAP was a project housed at the Urban Justice Center until December 2018. While pushing for largescale reforms, IRAP continues to provide unparalleled legal services to refugees seeking resettlement and safe, new beginnings.
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