APNOR statement on forced returns of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

The Pakistani government has announced new plans to unlawfully deport Afghan refugees from the country, as part of a repatriation plan.  APNOR is deeply concerned by this news and its implication on the safety and dignity of displaced people in Pakistan.  In recognizing Pakistan’s role in ensuring the safety of countless displaced, we call on […]

2024 Asia Pacific Summit of Refugees Announcement

APNOR is proud to announce the upcoming 2024 Asia Pacific Summit of Refugees (APSOR). Building on the achievements of previous years, in 2021 and 2018, we are looking forward to engaging in meaningful and constructive dialogue with refugee-led organisations and relevant stakeholders in the Asia Pacific Region to explore sustainable solutions to the challenges faced […]

The history of the RLO-to-RLO Fund

Asia Pacific Network of Refugees (APNOR) is refugee lead and seeks to transform the aid sector by example, by directly funding refugee-led organisations in the region and providing capacity-strengthening support as requested by refugees. Where possible we prioritize women leaders, and the development of women’s potential to lead. To support in achieving this vision, APNOR, […]

Knowledge, Voice, and Power

FMR 70September 2022 Knowledge, voice and power People with lived experience of displacement need to be heard. Their perspectives, strategies and solutions should be at the centre of discussions about policy and practice. The authors in this issue reflect on progress made but also on the road still to travel. They challenge attitudes, highlight injustices […]

Leading with lived experience

Najeeba Wazefadost fled Afghanistan at 10 years old by sea to seek refugee status in Australia and is now using her lived experience to lead for change in helping others. She is this week’s Changemaker. At 10 years old, Najeeba Wazefadost fled Afghanistan with her parents. They sought asylum in Australia by sea in September 2000 and […]

World Refugee Week 2022

This World Refugee Week (19 June – 25 June 2022), the Asia Pacific Network of Refugees is fundraising to support the operations of refugee-led organizations across the Asia Pacific.


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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