We are committed to transforming the lives of refugees by providing them with the critical support and opportunities they need to reach their full potential. Our vision is driven by a deep passion for empowering refugee communities


We strive to empower and support diverse refugee communities to respond to their own challenges and needs, ensuring they are systematically included and represented in decisions affecting their lives.


APNOR aims to build a future where refugees are empowered, supported, and integral to the communities they enrich, creating lasting, positive changes in the lives of displaced individuals.



Welcome to APNOR, the Asia Pacific Network of Refugees. Our organization is dedicated to enhancing the lives of forcibly displaced persons throughout the Asia Pacific region. We firmly believe in empowering refugee communities to reach their full potential and actively participate in decision-making processes affecting their lives.

At APNOR, we are driven by a passionate vision of a future where all refugees can access their human rights, achieve independence, and contribute meaningfully to society. Our objectives are centered around providing essential support, empowering refugee leaders, fostering community engagement, and advocating for positive changes in the humanitarian system.

Join us as we work tirelessly to create a world where refugees are not just recipients of aid, but active agents of change, leading their communities towards brighter futures.


Our Activities

Advocacy for change

Advocate for refugee agency and self-representation, amplifying the voices of refugees in decision-making processes at local, national, and international levels

Grant Making

Provide strategic grants to fuel refugee-led initiatives, fostering innovative, evidence-based practices and supports the evolving needs of refugees

Life Saving Support

Deliver life-saving relief and emergency support to refugees during crises, ensuring access to essential resources like food, shelter, and medical care


We provide educational support to refugees and displaced people in many countries around the region


Provide a space for annual Summit of Refugees from Asia Pacific region, to discuss refugees needs


innovative research, we support the creation of effective, impactful refugee-led initiatives that drive lasting change.

Collaboration & Inclusion

Drive impactful outreach, knowledge-sharing, and community engagement efforts to empower refugees and forge collaborations and partnerships with global stakeholders to transform the refugee sector

Capacity Building and Empowerment

Lead efforts in capacity building to enhance the capabilities of refugee-led organizations

Refugee Leaders

Refugee Participation Pledge

We seek to foster an enabling environment in which refugees and affected communities engage directly in developing solutions.


Activities Gallery


Apply for Membership

Membership with APNOR is open to all civil society organisations and individuals committed to advocating for the rights of refugees and other people in need of protection in the Asia Pacific region. This includes civil society organisations and individuals based outside of the Asia Pacific region. Membership is not open to governmental, inter-governmental, para-governmental and para-military bodies; national human rights institutions; or members of the media. It is also not open to individuals who work for these organisations/bodies.


Our Partners & Sponsors


Asia Pacific Network of Refugees (APNOR) is the only region-wide refugee-led network of refugee-led initiatives in the Asia Pacific region that is working with and for refugees. APNOR was established in 2018, on the recommendation of Asia Pacific Summit of Refugees (APSOR).

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