In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees and citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries, media reports have highlighted the stories of Iraqi interpreters who worked for the U.S. Army and now cannot enter the United States; of legal permanent residents who’ve been prohibited from entering the country; and of people with dual citizenship who’ve been barred from boarding flights to the U.S. Immigration lawyers have massed at airports in New York, Chicago, Washington, and elsewhere to help those in limbo, and protesters have made their voices heard outside those same terminals.
If you’re enraged by the administration’s actions, below is a list of organizations that helps refugees and provides legal assistance to those in need. If you’ve personally been affected by Trump’s executive order or know someone who has, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Rescue Committee
This long-running international organization focuses on providing resources for the health, safety, education, and economic well-being of displaced people across the world.
The anti-poverty program had been working to resettle refugees in the U.S. It’s still providing humanitarian aid to refugees around the world, including those who hail from countries that Trump has now blockaded.
The White Helmets
An anti-Assad organization in Syria that rushes into areas that have just been bombed to rescue people and provide humanitarian aid.
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
An organization that fights discrimination and stereotypes, and combats hate crimes and bigotry with legal, educational, and political programs.
The American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU has already filed a lawsuit against President Trump on behalf of two Iraqis with valid visas who were blocked from exiting JFK airport in New York on Saturday.
Doctors Without Borders
When the U.S. isn’t accidentally bombing its hospitals, the organization’s doctors treat victims of the wars that refugees who are now barred from entering America are fleeing.
International Refugee Assistance Project
This organization provides legal aid, representation, and policy advocacy on behalf of refugees and displaced people.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees*
The UN provides refugees with humanitarian aid through this office, and Americans can donate to its work through this fund, USA for UNHCR.
The Committee to Protect Journalists
This international organization, shouted out by Meryl Streep during her Golden Globes speech, promotes the rights of journalists to report the news and supports those who have been captured, imprisoned, or otherwise threatened worldwide.
*Correction, Jan. 31, 2017: This post originally misidentified the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.