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

To cope with seasonal poverty and unexpected shocks such as floods or illnesses, rural residents in poor agricultural communities in Bangladesh often share resources with each other or migrate to urban areas in search...
By the end of 2019, 79.5 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations, according to the UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency). Worldwide...
Hangama Amiri ’20 M.F.A. was a first grader in 1996 when her family escaped Taliban oppression in Afghanistan. They lived as refugees in Pakistan, and later Tajikistan, before immigrating to Canada in 2005, settling in...