Welcome

The Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses (PRFDHR) is an intellectual hub for research, teaching, and policy recommendations that takes a people-centered approach to the refugee experience – from internal displacement at home, to the transit experience inside and outside the camp, to challenges of resettlement and integration. Acting as a catalyst for innovation, it is open to new and unconventional ideas of research or public outreach. Rigorous, inter-disciplinary, evidence-based research is being conducted and linked to policy and practice.

The interdisciplinary program is campus-wide and draws on the research and teaching interests and combine the intellectual faculty resources of the Yale Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Yale’s twelve professional schools. More than fifty faculty across Yale already work on issues related to the program’s scope, see further details here.

More broadly, the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses is putting the resources of academic institutions, and the field experience of humanitarian workers and policy makers under one virtual roof, encompassing a wide range of issues that cover the entire refugee experience, to foster quality academic research and sound policy advice.

News & Events

The JDC’s 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement will be held on May 28-29, 2021 in Bogotá, Colombia, in partnership with the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes.  The conference will gather...
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Cox’s Bazar, a coastal city in southeast Bangladesh, is home to about 900,000 Rohingya refugees living in overcrowded camps. Like other forcibly displaced people across the globe — more than 70 million in all — the...
A Palestinian doctor examines a patient’s eyes at a medical center in a refugee camp in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, on May 7, 2012. Ammar Awad/Reuters
Jude Alawa, a Fox Fellow at the University of Cambridge, recently coauthored an article in the Council on Foreign Relations titled, “A Silent Crisis: The Rise of Noncommunicable Diseases in Refugee Settings.”  In...