Refugee Assistance & Information Network International
We are Refugee Assistance and Information Network (RAIN) International, and we have created a hub for refugee resettlement and response efforts. Developed as a grassroots movement of deeply experienced social workers, mental health therapists, and humanitarian workers, our vision is that all humans have the right to not just survive but thrive in the communities they reside in. RAIN seeks to differentiate itself from other humanitarian organizations by avoiding concepts such as “saving”, “rescuing” and “sponsoring”. We seek to build sustainable, responsive programs that involve deep training and a respect for a common struggle for human rights. We want to move away from the concept of “us helping them.” Our RAIN team comes from and has worked within aid and resettlement efforts all across the world, and has seen the successes and failures of almost every style of organizational system out there.