Refugee and Migrant Populations
The UN Refugee Agency estimates almost 80 million individuals have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to war, persecution, and violence. Among them are roughly 26 million refugees (over half of whom are under the age of 18), almost 46 million people internally displaced within their countries, and over 4 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.