Refugee and Migrant Populations
The UN Refugee Agency estimates more than 70 million individuals are fleeing their homes due to war, persecution and violence. Among them are nearly 25.9 million refugees (over half of whom are under the age of 18), 41.3 million people internally displaced within their countries, and almost 10 million stateless people who have been denied a nationality and access to basic rights such as education, healthcare, and employment.
We recognize the importance of this extraordinary challenge and work to assist governments, UN agencies, and key stakeholders to evaluate programs and policies to better understand what works, and implement evidence-based interventions that protect the rights and dignity of those forcibly displaced. AIR’s research in this area includes evaluations of education programs in refugee camps and cash transfer programs.