HRFN and Ariadne’s 2016 Funder Learning Visit brought a group of 25 funders to Amman, Jordan, for three days of critical exchange with local, regional, and international practitioners. The visit focused on the question, “What are effective funding strategies to ensure that the rights of refugees and internally displaced people are respected?”
According to HRFN’s Advancing Human Rights research, between 2009 and 2014, $1.38 billion in human rights grants went toward work focused on immigrants and refugees worldwide. Less than 2% of this funding is focused on the Middle East despite the increased need created by the refugee crisis. Between 2011 and 2014, only 30 human rights grants went to migration and displacement in Jordan.