International Association for Refugees

Helping people survive and recover from forced displacement

What we do.

IAFR is an international Christian mission agency designed for ministry in humanitarian contexts.

We help people survive

Internally displaced women fetching water out of a hole dug into a dry river bed in Kakuma, Kenya

Forced displacement often leaves people without shelter, water, food and basic medical care. When the humanitarian world struggles to meet these basic needs, IAFR and our partners do what we can to help.

We Help People Recover

A girl reads her Bible during the annual Refugee Youth Camp in Kakuma, Kenya

Recovery from forced displacement requires a supportive community, life-giving faith and emotional healing. It also includes regaining opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to society.

We Train & Consult

An IAFR Training in progress

Good news! Many churches and people want to help refugees. They just don't know where to begin. IAFR's cutting edge refugee ministry training is specifically designed with the local church in mind.

What do you want to do?

Let's do this.

Our Mission Field

80 million people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes due to persecution, war and gross violations of human rights. Every day, another 30,000 people are forcibly uprooted.

The routes they travel and the spaces they inhabit are our mission field. We call it the Refugee Highway.

IAFR is an international Christian mission agency that is helping people survive and recover from forced displacement.

About Us

Faith-Based

Our work flows naturally out of our relationship with Jesus Christ who taught us that the greatest of all commandments is to love God and our neighbor.

Church-Friendly

We are committed to helping churches discover their unique role in the global refugee crisis and to then engage in life-giving ways that play to their strengths.

Financially Transparent

We are committed to financial integrity and transparency. As a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation, IAFR complies with U.S. Federal and State laws and carries out an annual independent audit.

Learn more.

IAFR | 1515 East 66th Street | Minneapolis, MN 55423 | info@iafr.org | 612.200.0321

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