Initiators & Supporters

REF FM Foundation, based in the Netherlands, helps to establish a network of community-based radio stations run by and for refugees and host communities.  The foundation sends out very senior radio experts (journalists, technicians, entrepreneurs, etc. – all volunteers) on short-term assignments to help establish radio stations in refugee camps. Refugees are more and more required to become self-reliant. Community-based radio run by and for refugees and host communities can inspire and empower refugees so that they become more (economical) active and more adaptive to their (new) circumstances. 


Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Somalia, and Kenya, AAH-I has over 20 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. AAH-I It is the official livelihood partner of UNHCR in Kakuma and Kalobeyei. It helps refugees and host communities to become (more) economically active. It therefore runs business incubator centers and it therefore facilitates REF FM KK. AAH-I

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a United Nations agency with the mandate to protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people, and assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. UNHCR was created in 1950, during the aftermaths of World War II. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland and it is a member of the United Nations Development Group. The UNHCR has won two Nobel Peace Prizes,  once in 1954 and again in 1981. UNHCR Sub-Office Kakuma has two areas of operation: Kakuma Refugee Camp and Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement. UNHCR