Migration and Asylum
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.
Power for Refugees
Q&A: Empowered Refugees Lead the Way
The best way to support and empower refugees in a time of crisis is to recognize that they know best how to address the needs of their communities.
A Promising Step
Q&A: Progress for Migrant Workers in Italy
The government of Italy’s COVID-19 stimulus proposal includes measures to protect migrant laborers working in some of the country’s most important industries. While this is welcome news, more is needed.
Our Emergency Response to COVID-19
To confront the enormous challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Open Society Foundations are committing more than $130 million to support those who are most at risk.
Hope on Lesvos
Q&A: Forging a Bond between Locals and Refugees
The Greek island of Lesvos remains at the frontlines of refugee arrivals to Europe. Currently, more than 21,000 refugees are held there. A grassroots group called the Starfish Foundation is working to improve the lives of locals and refugees.
Stand Up for Migrants
Addressing Migration Challenges in a Globalized World
Migration isn’t new, but rarely before has it been as politicized as it is today. To reach a more sustainable equilibrium, governments must craft policy that balances migrants’ rights with the needs of local communities.
Irresponsible and Inhumane
The Trump Administration’s Unconscionable Refugee Policy
A rumored cut in the number of refugees accepted into the United States is yet another example of how the Trump administration is failing to uphold basic values of decency and humanity, hurting the United States in the process.
A Garden Grows on Lampedusa
On the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, which remains on the forefront of migration to Europe, the locals are reclaiming their culture of farming and building community—one ancient seed at a time.
Organizing for Justice
A Worldwide Movement for Domestic Workers
Despite their increasingly essential role in the global economy, domestic workers in many countries remain shockingly vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Thankfully, a global and worker-led movement is pushing for change.