Two of the country’s most pressing challenges—migration and rising HIV rates—often affect the same people. One organization is tackling both.
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Across the globe, from Africa to Southeast Asia, instability and persecution have forced thousands of people to leave their countries and seek protection elsewhere. The Open Society Foundations support groups that work on a broad range of issues affecting the safety and well-being of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.
We believe that migration and asylum policy should be grounded in economic and demographic realities, not driven by temporary political considerations or popular misconceptions. In Europe, many of our civil society partners are raising their voices demanding a common European approach in line with international human rights commitments. We also support legal action aimed at ensuring governments meet their obligations under international law to treat all migrants with dignity, and offer them asylum when circumstances dictate.
Volunteers and civil society organizations are showing a responsible and humane way to help those fleeing war and persecution. These practical expressions of solidarity with the plight of refugees highlight the important role of civil society and the readiness of thousands of ordinary citizens to do more.
Across the UK, a community-based sponsorship program is offering an alternative approach to refugee resettlement.
Oscar-nominated director Evgeny Afineevsky discusses his new film, Cries from Syria, and the brutal Syrian conflict—and responds to online questions.
Oscar-nominated director Evgeny Afineevsky presents his powerful new film about the Syrian civil war.
The Open Society Foundations welcome the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for a conversation about their work responding to the rise in hate incidents in the United States that began in late 2016.
NGO search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean are a necessary moral response to a continuing humanitarian tragedy.
Bolstering authoritarian regimes risks further human rights violations and populations more determined to escape.