Iraqi Refugee Assistance ProjectIraqi Refugee Assistance Project
Dana Swanson '15 - President
Location: Room LL-101, PIRC Student Group Office (Lower Level)
IRAP is a non-profit organization set up in 2008 at Yale Law School to assist Iraqi refugees post-Iraq War with resettling to the United States. Some of these refugees fled Iraq because of religious persecution or because they assisted the Americans in Iraq and thus are now targets themselves. Often, in the nations that these refugees have fled to such as Lebanon and Jordan, they have little to no rights and cannot legally work; they are thus seeking a better life in the United States. Though the US government established the resettlement process to help Iraqi refugees resettle in the US, it is quite complicated and near-impossible for the refugees to navigate on their own.