Author Archives: ORAM

11 Oct


ORAM brings out the best resources to help LGBT refugees survive and then flourish. We have been doing so consistently for almost a decade. With our supporters, we have made a crucial difference in the lives of thousands of vulnerable ...

05 May

ORAM SOGIE Toolkit – Available Now Free of Charge

Almost all refugees in Europe come from countries where sexual and gender minorities are abused and persecuted. From Syria to Iraq, from Nigeria to Eritrea, governments and civilians alike hound, punish and execute their LGBTI citizens. Many LGBTI refugees leave ...

09 Mar

Renewed Travel Ban Issued

Less than one month after the Trump Administration’s “travel ban” was blocked by the U.S. courts, a new Executive Order was issued Tuesday. In many ways identical to the original ban, this Order suspends the US Refugee Program for 120 ...

09 Mar

CJEU Closes the Door on Humanitarian Visas

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided Tuesday that EU member states are not obliged to grant humanitarian visas to refugees who are in serious danger outside their borders. While EU states are still free to issue ...

06 Mar

Of Phantom Refugee Terrorists in Sweden

  More and more citizens of the Global North seem to believe that refugee migration has reached uncontrollable and intolerable levels. The populist refrain is that refugees are terrorists, that they are taking our jobs and hospital beds and that ...

26 Jan

Suspending U.S. Refugee Admissions is Cruel and Wrong

The U.S. has a long, cherished tradition of granting refuge to those fleeing persecution. Accepting over 70,000 refugees per year, it has long been the global resettlement leader. In a world where over 21 million people are forced to seek ...

14 Jun

Homage to Orlando

In the past 48 hours, we’ve received many communications expressing sadness and deep concern about the Orlando massacre. Most heartrending was the voice of Farid, a gay refugee from Iraq who escaped barbaric homophobia at home in search of peace ...

20 Apr

ORAM – Organization for Refugee, Asylum & Migration Launches New Website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 CONTACT: Kristofer Eisenla, LUNA+EISENLA media | 202-670-5747 (mobile) SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today, ORAM – Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration, a leading international non-profit organization devoted to advocating on behalf of ...

18 Apr

ORAM Releases First-of-its-Kind Glossary of Terminology for LGBT Individuals

124-Page Tool Written in Five Languages Provides Appropriate Terminology for People with Diverse Sexual Orientations & Gender Identities SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM), a leading international non-profit organization devoted to advocating on behalf of ...

29 Mar

Rise in Attacks against Asylum Seekers & Refugees

Attacks against asylum seekers have risen in some countries in Europe. In Greece, there have been reports of fighting between ethnic groups, which have made women refugees feel increasingly unsafe. There has also been an increase in anti-refugee rhetoric by ...