Help 2,718 refugees, half of whom are children, rebuild their lives with RefugePoint and Focusing Philanthropy

As always, Focusing Philanthropy covers all overhead costs. 100% of every donation will go to the 2023 Resettlement and Dignified Lives for Refugee Children Campaign.

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Despite the fact that children account for only 31% of the world’s population, children make up 41% of the entire refugee population and 50% of the refugees served by RefugePoint. Refugee children are one of the most vulnerable groups in the world, and the situation is worsening. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, over half of refugee children were not attending school – a statistic that has likely risen since. There is a dramatic lack of NGO staff trained in refugee child protection. As a result, unaccompanied children and those who have become separated from their parents are effectively forced to wait until they turn 18 to be considered for resettlement or other durable solutions.

Even refugee children who remain with their parents have little chance of accessing pathways to safety in a timely manner. To avoid the desperate condition of camps, approximately 60% of refugee families attempt to rebuild their lives in urban areas, like Nairobi, Kenya, where they face extreme vulnerabilities, including homelessness, food insecurity, lack of access to healthcare and mental health services, and lack of access to education and livelihood opportunities. These significant obstacles leave most refugees dependent on aid and struggling to survive.


Focusing Philanthropy and RefugePoint have partnered to raise $1,734,000 to expand pathways to safety and self-reliance for nearly 2,718 refugees, half of whom are children, in 2023.

Since 2005, RefugePoint has helped more than 105,000 refugees across 52 countries access resettlements and complementary pathways and now serves more than 10,000 refugees annually in its Urban Refugee Protection Program. In every area of RefugePoint’s work, children are a primary focus as they typically face the greatest risk and are chronically underserved. A commitment to training and employing Child Protection Experts across all its programs has resulted in Refugepoint’s reputation as a leader in child protection casework and training for UNHCR and NGO partners.

Our 2023 campaign will support:

  • 2,133 refugees with access to resettlement or other complementary pathways, including assigned Child Protection Experts and casework processing to reunite refugee children with their families or help them reach a new, safe home.
  • 585 of the most vulnerable refugee families in Nairobi on a path toward self-reliance so they are able to meet their own basic needs to live dignified lives, including ensuring children’s access to the national education system, healthcare, safe shelter, nutritious meals, and family support through livelihood training.

Our 2023 campaign will also fund critical public health outreach for 10,000 refugees in Nairobi as well as training for 135 UNHCR and partner NGO staff members, on resettlement, family reunification and/or child protection, supporting the expansion of these solutions to all refugees.


From February 15 to December 31, 2023, Focusing Philanthropy will add $1 for every $1 raised by RefugePoint donors until the 2023 campaign goal of $1,734,000 is reached.

To qualify for the match, donations must be directed to Focusing Philanthropy and a minimum of $1,000. Donations are fully tax deductible and 100% of funds contributed will go to the Resettlement and Dignified Lives for Refugee Children Campaign.

All Focusing Philanthropy costs are covered by its founders.