Refugees & Migrants

The UN Refugee Agency estimates that there are more than 82 million displaced people worldwide today. Rutgers faculty and students are engaged with the world migration and refugee crisis in many ways, including on-campus and study abroad courses, research, special events and workshops, partnerships, and more. In addition, Rutgers welcomes refugee students and scholars and sends students and faculty to work in refugee communities abroad.

In the past year, crises in Afghanistan and Ukraine have resulted in millions of people being displaced and fleeing their country, and more still likely to depart. Rutgers Global has worked to bring several exceptional student and scholar refugees to campus for education and research, and we anticipate bringing more. 

We have created a fund to help support these efforts. If you are able to help, please consider a donation to the Rutgers Global Student and Scholar Refugee Support Fund. 

For further resources and ways you can help our at-risk refugee students and scholars, please see below. If you wish to connect with Rutgers Global with questions or for more information, please email us at

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Key Education and Nonprofit Organizations

Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund: 

Scholars at Risk:


American Council of Education: 

The University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants:

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Select Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)

International Refugee Assistance Project:

Human Rights First:

International Refugee Committee:

Catholic Charities:

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services:

International Medical Corps:

Yalda Hakim Foundation:

Schmidt Futures Fund: