The first global platform devoted to family reunification for refugees and other beneficiaries of international protection

Mother and daughter reuniting at airport

The first global platform devoted to family reunification for refugees and other beneficiaries of international protection

Solange (left), a Cameroonian refugee living in France, is reunited with her daughter Fabienne (right) in airport after three years of separation.

Family unity is a human right. When forced to flee their homes to escape conflict, war or persecution, families may be torn apart and remain separated for long periods. Governments are responsible for protecting and restoring family life for refugees through family reunification procedures.
As the first global platform on family reunification for refugees, the Global Family Reunification Network (FRUN) brings together key stakeholders to promote and facilitate meaningful access to family reunification for people in need of international protection.

Are you a refugee looking to reunite with your family in another country?
For country-specific information on family reunification procedures:

  • First, consult the government website of the relevant country;

  • For basic information on eligibility, procedures and available support, visit help.unhcr.org and consult the relevant country page;

  • FRUN members have useful resources that can offer guidance on family reunification procedures
    (check Advisory Group member websites for more information).

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