Refugees as Providers of Protection and Assistance

Refugees as Providers of Protection and Assistance. RSC Research in Brief 10, December 2018. University of Oxford: Refugee Studies Centre.

This overview dissects and summarizes findings regarding the participation of refugees in aiding and protecting others. They find that refugee led initiatives (referred to as Refugee Community Organizations/RCOs) are often underfunded and underrecognized by international donors, and that engaging with these refugee-led initiatives can create positive results for donors and other organizations. Finally, it is recommended that the international community work to develop better relationships with other refugee-led organizations.