The Rights of Forced Migrants in Islam

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An international collaboration on evidence for faith actors’ activities, contributions, and challenges to achieving humanitarian and development goals. Founded in 2012, JLI came together with a single shared conviction: there is an urgent need to build our collective understanding, through evidence, of faith actors in humanitarianism and development.

Click here  to view Islamic Relief‘s report, The Rights of Forced Migrants in Islam. Islam has a strong heritage of protection of forced migrants. It is a tradition which provides a robust and generous framework for the protection of and Rights-of-Forced-Migrantsprovision for forced migrants, enshrining rights such as the rights to dignity, non-refoulement, equal treatment, shelter, health care, family reunification and protection of property. This paper provides an overview of the Islamic teachings related to the rights of forced migrants, and is a resource for any agency dealing with Muslim forced migrant or host communities.

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