Organisations providing direct assistance to refugees

Organisations providing direct assistance to refugees

The well-being of refugees is a significant issue for multiple compassionate organizations. We are putting great emphasis on the fact that the below list of organizations that help refugees is incomplete. Please note that we recognize the importance of the work done by any other NGO that is not mentioned herein. Humanitarians continuously work hard to help and protect refugees. Even if their primary mission is different, refugees are always supported by compassionate people.

Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel (ASSAF)

ASSAF was founded in 2007 to aid refugees and asylum seekers in Israel. In Hebrew, the acronym for ASSAF stands for the Aid Organization for Refugees. Their goal is to promote the rights of refugees in their encounters with the state authorities.

CARE International

A global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty.

Concern Worldwide

An international humanitarian organization dedicated to tackling poverty and also the suffering in the world’s poorest countries.


The first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects non-profits, donors, and also companies in nearly every country around the world.

Handicap International

Co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, Handicap International is an independent and impartial organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.


HIAS helps to protect the most vulnerable refugees, helping them build new lives and reuniting them with their families in safety and freedom. Another goal is to advocate for the protection of refugees and assure that displaced people are treated with the dignity they deserve.

International Committee of the Red Cross

ICRC ensurs humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and other situations of violence.

International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps assist those in urgent need anywhere, anytime, no matter what the conditions, providing lifesaving health care and health care-related emergency services—often within hours.

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an international humanitarian movement with approximately 17 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide which was founded to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering.

International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and regain control of their future.

Islamic Relief

As an independent faith-based humanitarian and development organization, Islamic Relief has been serving humanity for 32 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, they strive to make the world a better and fairer place for the three billion people still living in poverty, including many refugees.


Jusoor - meaning "Bridges" in Arabic - is an American NGO founded by a group of Syrian expats who are looking for ways to support Syria's development. Through the many programs the NGO offers, such as education, career development, and global community engagement, the charity aims to help the Syrian youth discover and reach their full potential to enhance their abilities.

Karam Foundation

A non-profit organization on a mission to build a better future for Syria. By developing innovative education programs for Syrian refugee youth, distribute smart aid to Syrian families, and fund sustainable development projects initiated by Syrians for Syrians.


Life for Relief and Development is a non-profit humanitarian charity founded in 1992 by concerned Arab American professionals in response to the humanitarian crises that developed in Iraq as a result of the 1991 Gulf War.

Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)

MSF help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care.

Mercy Corps

A leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In a disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, they partner to put bold solutions into action—helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.


ORAM’s mission is to enable the international community to protect exceptionally vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers. To this end, they are dedicated to delivering innovative tools, cutting-edge research and empirically-based assessment programs for refugee professionals around the world.

Oxfam International

Oxfam is an international confederation of 18 organizations working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries. They work to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive and save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes.

Project Amal Ou Salaam

Amal Ou Salaam means Hope and Peace. They are a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering Syria’s children, including refugees, to rebuild their country and work for peace.

Refugee One

Refugee One create an opportunity for refugees fleeing war, terror, and persecution to build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-reliance.

Refugees International

Organisation advocating for lifesaving protection and assistance for displaced people and promote solutions to displacement crises. They shine a light on the real problems and make recommendations to policymakers at the highest levels that help shape the response to those in need.

Save The Children

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, they give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

Sunrise USA

The first one of organizations that help refugees is founded in 2011 by a group of Syrian-American professionals, Sunrise-USA is now one of the leading NGO's in the United States focused on providing humanitarian assistance to Syrians both inside Syria and in neighbouring countries.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

For over 65 years the United Nations has been one of the organizations that help refugees. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been protecting the rights and well-being of refugees all over the world.


This is one of the Dutch organizations that help refugees. VluchtelingenWerk Nederland looks after the interests of refugees and asylum seekers in the Netherlands, from the moment they enter the country until they’re fully integrated into the Dutch society.


An organization brought together through the shared vision of supporting children affected by war.

World Help

World Help is a Christian humanitarian organization committed to serving the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world.

World Relief

World Relief is a faith-based organization’s mission is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable, such as refugees.

World Vision

A faith-based organization partners with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

Zakat Foundation of America

An international charity organization that helps generous and caring people reach out to those in need. Their goal is to address immediate needs and also ensure the self-reliance of the poorest people around the world with Zakat and Sadaqa dollars of privileged Muslims and the support of other generous donors.

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