Resettlement is the transfer of refugees from an asylum country to another State, that has agreed to admit them and ultimately grant them permanent residence.

Resettlement is recognised as one of three durable solutions for refugees, and is unique in that it is the only durable solution that involves the relocation of refugees from one country to another.


A new report published by the International Rescue Committee UK (IRC UK) calls on the UK to commit to resettling at least 10,000 refugees each year. The report also recommends ways in which the UK can strengthen refugee resettlement and improve integration service.

Read the Electronic Immigration Network’s summary of the report here.

IRC UK’s full 32-page report is available here.

Updates on resettlement

Summary of Improving Stakeholder Coordination in Refugee Resettlement
Drawn upon interviews with stakeholders from five countries, this study explores the multilevel partnership...
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Engaging Local Voices: Letting Cities Inform National Refugee Resettlement Goals
UPDATE: event notes added. November 14, 2023; 4:00PM CET / 10:00AM ET; online webinar hosted by Migration...
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Summary of From Safe Homes to Sponsors: Lessons from the Ukraine Hosting Response for Refugee Sponsorship Programs
Hosting initiatives, where private citizens provide their own homes as short-term accommodation to those...
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