Help refugees transform their lives today


The world is currently witnessing an unprecedented displacement crisis, with more than 114 million people uprooted by conflict and violence. As the numbers continue to rise, the need for sustainable solutions is becoming more urgent. 

Behind the overwhelming numbers are people who, through no fault of their own, have been forced from their homes, with many lacking hope and viable pathways to control their destinies. Many are completely reliant on aid and the kindness of others to survive. 

But what if there was a pathway out of poverty? 

The ‘Graduation out of Poverty’ approach is a way to empower refugees to regain self-reliance by helping them to build a stable source of income. 

Our partners empower refugees and support them to reach their goals, enhancing their skills and interests to develop a sustainable source of income. The comprehensive approach fosters stability for refugees in the countries they’ve fled to, helps them to improve their livelihoods, and supports them to rebuild their futures. 

The graduation approach has already seen incredible success in other communities around the world.

We’re currently working with our local partner in Jordan, the Department of Services to Refugees (DSPR), on a graduation initiative called ‘Forsa’, which means ‘Opportunity’ in Arabic. This pilot program, designed to empower Palestinian and Syrian refugees, is nearing the completion of its two-year cycle, and we’ve seen firsthand the remarkable and lasting impact it is having. 

Which is why we are so excited to be working with our local partner in Ethiopia, the Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission (DICAC), to develop and implement the ‘Tesfa’ Project, which means ‘Hope’ in Amharic. We will be working with fifty families living in Addis Ababa, to help them find safety and stability in exile from countries across Africa and the Middle East. 

Join us in building a better future. Please give hope today with a tax-deductible gift and help refugees transform their lives. 

Banner Image: Abia* is a graduate of the Forsa program in Jordan, run by our local partner, the Department of Services for Palestinian Refugees. Once fully reliant on aid, she now runs her own business and has built a safer and more hopeful future for her family. © Khaled AlKhaldi/Act for Peace 

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