We Are the

Integrated Refugee

We empower refugees and immigrants to become self-sufficient and integrated into their new communities.

Acquire, Protect, Promote, Integrate Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Migrants



There is no internationally accepted and legally binding definition of migration or migrants. For statistical purposes, the UN defines a long-term international migrant as someone who changes their country of usual residence, no matter for what reason or whether they are documented or not, for at least 12 months; short-term or temporary migration is defined as between 3 and 12 months. IOM – the UN migration agency working both in policy areas and in implementation – provides a much broader definition of a migrant as “any person who is moving or has moved across an international border or within a State away from his/her habitual place of residence, regardless of (1) the person’s legal status; (2) whether the movement is voluntary or involuntary; (3) what the causes for the movement are; or (4) what the length of the stay is.”



Refugees are people who have been forced to leave their country of origin due to a fear of persecution, conflict, violence or other circumstances which have seriously disturbed public order, often with life-threatening consequences.


Internally Displaced Persons

IDPs are persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights or natural or human-made disasters, and who have not crossed an internationally recognized State border.


Asylum seekers

Asylum seekers are individuals who are seeking asylum but whose claims have not yet been finally decided on. Unless indicated differently, this guide refers to refugees in the broad sense, including those recognized and granted a lawful status as well as asylum seekers whose status has not yet been recognized.



Diaspora refers to “individuals and members or networks, associations and communities, who have left their country of origin, but maintain links with their homelands. This concept covers more settled expatriate communities, migrant workers based abroad temporarily, expatriates with the nationality of the host country, dual nationals, and second-/third generation migrants”.



Return migrants are persons “… returning to his or her country of origin or habitual residence usually after spending at least one year in another country. This return may or may not be voluntary”.

Who We Are

Welcome to the Integrated Refugee Organisation (IRO), a compassionate force dedicated to transforming the lives of refugees in Uganda. At IRO, we believe in the power of advocacy, self-empowerment, business empowerment, technology support, and psychosocial assistance to bring about positive change in the lives of those who have been displaced from their homes.

Mission Statement: Our mission at IRO is to empower refugees through a holistic approach that addresses their physical, emotional, and economic well-being. We strive to create a supportive environment where refugees can rebuild their lives, regain their independence, and contribute meaningfully to their communities.


At IRO, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive support and fostering empowerment for refugees in Uganda. Our commitment extends beyond mere assistance; we strive to create a community where refugees can rebuild their lives with dignity and resilience.




Business empowerment




technology support


Psychosocial support


academic inclusion


Join us in making a difference. Whether through donations, volunteering, or spreading awareness, your support can help us empower refugees and build a more inclusive and compassionate world. Together, we can turn challenges into opportunities and create a brighter future for refugees in Uganda.


Get in touch


Integrated Refugee Organization – IRO

P.O Box 112118 Kampala

Contact Us

Phone: + 256 200 986 996


Email : info@integratedrefugee.org

Our Hours

MON-FRI 09:00 – 19:00