The GOOD 100: Asylum Access
The average stay in a refugee camp is 17 years, with fewer than 1 percent of refugees worldwide resettling in the United States...
The average stay in a refugee camp is 17 years, with fewer than 1 percent of refugees worldwide resettling in the United States or any other developed country. Meanwhile, refugees are routinely denied the right to move freely, work, or access education despite the fact that these rights have existed in international law for decades. Enter Asylum Access, the only U.S. organization that directly helps refugees in Africa, Asia, and Latin America assert these rights. To get the job done, AA sends lawyers to the countries where most refugees actually remain. Through grassroots outreach, education, and legal representation, Asylum Access gives refugees the tools they need to pursue their rights to live safely, work, put kids in school, and build a new life for themselves.