Almost all of the refugees at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in rural Kenya are Somali and are first in line to get out of the area. Tens of thousands of refugees live in this camp, giving it the appearance of a small city. Photo: Annie Griffiths/Ripple Effect Images

The Resettlement Support Center Africa operates the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program in sub-Saharan Africa through a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. RSC Africa is responsible for the preparation of refugee case files for adjudication by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers, as well as the out-processing and Cultural Orientation of all approved cases.

RSC Africa is administered by the Church World Service Immigration and Refugee Program and is based in Nairobi, Kenya with an operating region consisting of 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. A sub-office in Pretoria, South Africa operates in several countries including Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. It is anticipated that a satellite office will be established in Kasulu, Tanzania in fiscal year 2017.