More than 65 million people worldwide are displaced due to war and violence. That’s 24 people who flee from their homes every minute.

It’s time we get organized.


We are Refugee Assistance and Information Network (RAIN) International, and we have created a hub for refugee resettlement and response efforts. Developed as a grassroots movement of deeply experienced social workers, mental health therapists, and humanitarian workers, our vision is that all humans have the right to not just survive but thrive in the communities they reside in.

IKEA 5000 Dreams Bed Project

The 5,000 Dreams for Refugees project was a grant given by IKEA’s National Foundation to RAIN International. RAIN was given a limited number of new bed and crib sets which include a bed frame, mattress, pillows, sheets and comforter to distribute to refugees in the...

World Refugee Day: Summer Reading List

Storytelling is what connects us to our humanity. It is what links us to our past, and provides a glimpse into our future. In honor of World Refugee Day, we’ve put together a reading list of books selected by RAIN’s Advisory Council. We hope our selections will help...

The refugee story is both tragic and hopeful

He arrived in the US from a Bhutanese refugee camp in Nepal, where he was born when he was 10. 91 days later he was walking to the library with his father when a truck turned left and struck them both in the crosswalk. For months the little boy laid in the hospital...

Music and healing

Alone as a child, as both parents were killed in Burma, his only sister filed to have him join her in Tucson, AZ. When he was 17, he was approved. He arrived alone with only one small bag of belongings. Within a few months he was balancing work and school. His...

Iraqis who serve in the US Military

Many of his American friends call him Mo. Mo served as an Interpreter for the US military in Iraq. Like many individuals who choose to serve, his life and those of his family were put at risk. He was issued a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) along with 7,000 other Iraqis...

Remember this…

I love watching children explore new things; new sports, new books, new environments. These children were discovering hula-hoops for the first time. Children deserve this type of freedom. These little joys. Over 50% of the world's refugees are children. Remember...

A New Humanitarian Strategy

Not since WW2 has there been such a momentous surge of people displaced due to war, conflict or persecution. Never before has there been such a virulent global public backlash against them. Our acronym is more than a clever name, it is our strategy in addressing this.

the refugee

Only when we become informed can we begin to change the narrative about migration. We are creating a database of accurate, thoughtful and inspiring stories on those seeking safety and building lives in a new country.

the assistance

Our programs provide direct assistance to strengthen migrant communities worldwide. This includes programs to provide psychosocial support, to build youth as leaders, to empower women and to facilitate self-sufficiency.

the information

The best programs are built on best practices. We develop, collect and share effective strategies practiced by some of the most cutting edge thinkers in this field to programs and entities via onsite or online consultations.

the network

Our team of multilingual experts develops programs for refugees, migrants and unaccompanied children all over the world.  We are offering innovative solutions to some of the most complex programs based on decades of on-the-ground experience.

The time to act is now. Your donation will provide critical support to refugees and migrants around the world. 100% of your donation goes to programs serving refugees and migrants. You are helping change the narrative.

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The refugee story is a human story, it could be your story too. We bring you thoughtful accurate and inspiring stories across the human experience of migration.

Italians throw party to welcome migrants in Milan

More than 1,000 Italians on Tuesday threw a block party featuring a pasta lunch, a brass band and crafts to welcome some 80 migrants to the neighborhood in Milan, contrasting with rising anti-migrant tensions throughout the country including a protest at the barracks...

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