Support us in securing refugees' rights within our region!

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The fight is not over! Support our campaign to enable us to fund refugee-led organisations.

The Need

There are 4.4 million refugees and asylum seekers in the Asia Pacific, who lack fundamental human rights or inclusion in civil society. Refugee-led organisations (RLOs) are experts in providing effective refugee rights interventions due to their practical understanding of the unique situation refugees are in. RLOs bridge the gap between absent refugee protection policy and the essential services this population needs. Despite the vital nature of this work, RLOs are often excluded from funding streams due to complex donor requirements and administrative burdens, compounded by a competitive environment. This means RLOs have limited leadership, autonomy and impact in delivering change for their own communities. 

The solution

APRRN is raising funds to channel finance directly to refugee-led organisations, to ensure these groups can continue to support, protect and assist the ever expanding refugee population across the Asia Pacific region. Funding will also enable RLOs to take leadership roles in the refugee rights space. Achieving universal human rights for all requires leadership from the communities directly affected.


The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) is a network of over 200 civil society organisations and individuals from 28 countries in the Asia Pacific region, committed to advancing the rights of refugees. APRRN is led by two women with lived refugee experiences

APRRN’s key achievements in advancing refugee rights

  • In 2019, APRRN was instrumental in the Thai government signing a Memorandum of Understanding to End Immigration Detention of Children and monitoring and advancing the implementation of the National Screening Mechanism regulation to grant protected persons greater rights, including freedom of movement.
  • In 2019, APRRN’s advocacy with global media organisations, activists, and football clubs enabled the release of professional footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, who was unlawfully detained by Thai authorities due to an erroneous Interpol Red Notice issued by Bahrain. APRRN also assisted an at-risk young woman from Saudi Arabia to seek asylum in Australia after she was apprehended by Thai authorities while in transit.

Support our campaign

Please support our campaign, to enable us to change the unequal landcape facing grassroots organisations. Your contribution will enable refugee-led groups to direct change in the lives of their own community, generating sustainable impact in a region facing severe human rights crises. 


Funds raised on this page will go to:

Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network

The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) is a collaborative movement which advances the rights of refugees and other people in need of protection.