CWS operates the Resettlement Support Center Africa. As part of a cooperative agreement with the United States Government, RSC Africa is tasked with assisting persons seeking or suggested for admission to the U.S. under the United States Refugee Admissions Program.
Based in Nairobi, Kenya, CWS staff members from RSC Africa interview applicants to determine their family histories and to obtain other relevant information needed by the U.S. Government to determine applicants’ eligibility for admission to the U.S. as refugees. RSC Africa also compiles information for use by resettlement agencies in the U.S. to arrange sponsorships for those who are approved for admission.
In addition, RSC Africa provides overseas cultural orientation to refugees who are approved for resettlement to the U.S.
CWS has conducted overseas case processing in sub-Saharan Africa since 1990, and through this work has helped more than 200,000 refugees throughout Africa begin new lives in the U.S.