St. Andrew's Refugee Services

Refugees Thrive International identifies and partners with proven, local direct service providers in countries hosting disproportionate shares of the world’s refugees. Our founding partner is St. Andrew’s Refugee Service (StARS), operating in Cairo, Egypt since 1979.


StARS provides child and adult education, legal assistance, and psychosocial services to refugees living in Cairo, Egypt. StARS is a nimble, effective local organization providing direct services to nearly 12,000 refugees a year from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Syria, among others. In 2015, StARS served more than 4,000 Syrian refugees alone. Nearly 70% of StARS staff are refugees.

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