The easiest way (still very difficult) to get a referral is by getting connected with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the country that you fled to–the country you ran to in order to escape the harm of your home country, or last country of residence. This is a good idea for any refugee in general, as once you get connected with the UNHCR, they can help you to determine what types of refugee benefits you are potentially eligible for, as well as what countries’ refugee resettlement programs might be a good fit for you based on: acceptance rates and patterns, your skills, and your eligibility under international and national laws. You sadly may not ever get to the United States as a refugee, but maybe some other wonderful nation is standing by to greet you with open arms and a new home. To get this process started:
You must register with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the country that you fled to to escape the harm from your home country; or country of last residence.
It can sometimes be hard to find the UNHCR if you are away from their refugee camps and resettlement activities. One suggestion we have is that you try going to this link:
On this page they have a drop down menu for every possible country, with contact information for representatives in every country. They provide addresses to UNHCR offices, telephone numbers, emails, and more. This would be a good bet if you fled to a country and do not know how to proceed. We sincerely hope this article and the provided link will prove helpful to you!