Today, one in every 100 people on the planet is a refugee or displaced person, according to the United Nations. These are people from all walks of life. They are nurses, doctors, bakers, teachers, and fitness instructors. As refugees navigate their journey to safety, access to information can mean the difference between freedom and persecution.
How do I apply for asylum? Where is there a safehouse? How can I get access to food and healthcare on my journey? What immigration laws have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic? With answers to these questions, refugees and displaced people can decide for themselves the best path forward for their families.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian organizations providing support to refugees. The agency is dedicated to helping refugees answer these questions, and IRC relies on Twilio to power its communications.