Refugee Resettlement


What is resettlement?

Refugees are fleeing persecution, violence and conflict and are often unable to travel far beyond the borders of their home country. They often live in refugee camps or urban settings for years; many children have lived their entire lives in refugee camps. One of the ways in which the UN’s Refugee Agency (UNHCR) helps such refugees is to offer resettlement to another country.

Find out more about resettlement

Our Programmes

Since 2004 Refugee Council has supported refugees from Liberia, Burma, Congo, Iraq, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan and Bhutan. Groups of resettled refugees are supported for 12 months by a wonderful team of Refugee Council staff. Find out more.

Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme
The Refugee Council plays a leading role in providing specialist support to Syrian refugees who are resettled across the Yorkshire & Humberside region, in Sheffield, Hull and Hertfordshire. Find out how we support resettled Syrian refugees.

“I appreciate how lucky I am.”
- Read the stories of resettled refugees.