RefugePoint

www.refugepoint.org

Social Entrepreneur

Sasha Chanoff

Founded

2005

MISSION

To provide lasting solutions for the world's most vulnerable refugees.

Where they work

22 locations in 15 countries across Africa, with operational base in Nairobi.

BUSINESS MODEL

Identify the most vulnerable refugees in urban areas and camps across Africa for resettlement, engaging and aligning governments, UNHCR and other NGOs to increase resettlement globally for at risk refugees. 

Annual budget

US$4.3 million for FY16 (Dec-16).

Delivered to date

RefugePoint has directly referred over 35,000 refugees for resettlement in more than 22 different locations in 14 countries accounting for 11.7% of total referrals coming from Africa.

Impact

Cost to refer a refugee for resettlement and increased diversity of locations and populations with access to resettlement and other durable solutions.  

BIG PLANS

Lasting solutions are available for refugees annually in 100% of refugee-hosting countries in Africa by 2025.

Our investment so far

US$1,350,000 unrestricted grants.

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More than 50% of Africa's refugees are children, many of whom have become orphaned by war or separated from caretakers.
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Sasha Chanoff is the Founder and CEO of Refuge Point.
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In 2012, Refuge Point directly placed 2,508 refugees into permanent resettlement programs.