About The Exodus Institute
Inspired by the historic voyage of the vessel Exodus in 1947 and its impact on the mass resettlement of refugees of the 20th century, the Exodus Institute was founded in 2017. Similar to the global conditions prior to World War II, we are once again facing a worldwide crisis of mass migration; in excess of 65 million people are being displaced due to conflict, intolerance, violence, and environmental disasters. Economic disparity, environmental disasters, and political unrest continue to increase, causing many more people to be displaced and creating one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the century. As was the case prior to WW II, anti-migrant sentiment is growing around the world, including in the United States, and once again, forced migrants are less welcome, threatening the safety of millions fleeing life threatening situations in their own countries.
The Exodus Institute will mobilize the private and international sectors to actively utilize its resources to address the forced migration crisis.
The Exodus Institute will facilitate solutions to ongoing issues affecting forced migrants by supporting interventions and models to influence policy and practices to improve the lives of forced migrants and strive to mitigate the forced migration crisis.
The Exodus Institute will accomplish its mission by focusing its resources on the following goals: