HOST International’s vision is for an inclusive world where people on the move and host communities work together to create better lives for all. We believe that this is best achieved by fostering a common sense of humanity, dignity and a shared hope in a better future.
We work with people displaced by war, politics, climate and unbearable living standards, with a special focus on vulnerable people and those from a refugee background.
On the community side, we collaborate with former refugee communities, indigenous people and with local, regional, and international government and non-government organisations.
Our work is needed because displaced people and host communities are often separated, are disempowered to respond to local needs and the structured supports available are inadequate at fostering sustainable inclusion.
Our theory of change is three-fold. We help individuals to strengthen their wellbeing and self-agency, we help communities to create an inclusive environment for newcomers, and we drive changes in policy and resource allocation that reduce disadvantage and improve sustainability.
Our desired legacy is a world in which life is better for displaced people and the communities that they live in; one characterised by humanity, hope and dignity.
HOST is a charity with ACFID and ISO 9001 accreditation and local governance structures in each country that we operate. Our directors are listed below.