Saint Andrew’s Refugee Services (StARS) was founded in 1979 by Saint Andrew’s United Church in Cairo. StARS is a refugee service provider in central Cairo that works to enhance the quality of life for refugees and vulnerable migrants through four broad program areas: education, psychosocial, legal, and community outreach. We provide high-quality services meeting the unaddressed needs of displaced people, and we offer a safe and inclusive space for displaced people to come together as a community. We work for refugees, with refugees, to make rights recognition a reality.
Our mission: Driven by a commitment to justice and fairness, StARS works for displaced people and for displaced people to respect human dignity and enhance quality of life.
Our vision: Displaced people lead in the creation and implementation of responses to different forms of migration to establish safe, just, welcoming, and inclusive communities globally
We serve people from many places, including Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.