June 4, 2020
Refugee Action Fund condemns racism in all its forms—racism that dehumanizes people and leads to needless death, like the death of George Floyd and so many others.
Refugee Action Fund was founded to uphold the dignity and humanity of individuals who are marginalized because of who they are and the circumstances that shape their lives. Our work is driven by the values of equality, justice and inclusion. While we work to raise up the humanity of forced migrants, we cannot stand idly by as we witness the oppression of African Americans and people of color around the world.
We also recognize that racism deeply pervades the lives of black refugees and asylum seekers seeking safety and protection. Today, we commit to stepping up our philanthropy to support organizations fighting for the rights of black immigrants. Stay tuned to our website for updates on this work.
Our work together is to create a world in which everyone can flourish. Achieving this goal will require all of us to listen harder, to reflect more deeply and to act more boldly. We hope you will join us, so that together we can affirm that Black Lives Matter and work to dismantle racism in all its forms.