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Sasha Chanoff
Sasha Chanoff is the Executive Director and founder of RefugePoint, an international humanitarian organization that provides lasting solutions for the world’s most vulnerable refugees. Before founding RefugePoint, Sasha worked for over a decade in refugee rescue, relief and resettlement operations, consulting with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and working with the International Organization for Migration throughout Africa. Sasha holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.A. in Humanitarian Assistance from the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Friedman School of Nutrition, Science and Policy. He has been recognized for his social entrepreneurship with fellowships from Ashoka, the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, and Echoing Green, and is a recipient of the Charles Bronfman Humanitarian Prize and Harvard University's Gleitsman International Activist Award.

Entries by Sasha Chanoff

Entrepreneurship: A New Front in the Refugee Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 8:10 PM

This article was co-written by David Chanoff, founding board member of South Sudanese Enrichment for Families

The Nigerian investor and philanthropist Tony Elumelu has recently announced a 100 million dollar commitment to furthering entrepreneurship in Africa. Elumelu's program, administered through his foundation, is a major step towards stimulating business growth...

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Bob Simon: Champion for the Lost Boys, Interpreter for Humanity

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 2:33 PM

I remember the day in April 2001 when Bob Simon flew into northern Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Camp to cover the Lost Boys, a story that has become among the most watched in 60 Minutes' history, and that Bob followed for the next twelve years.

Bob brought the...

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Finding an Abducted Girl in South Sudan

(1) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 2:10 PM

My friend Mangok looks like a typical South Sudanese young man, tall and lanky, though he's grown in the fifteen years since our first meeting in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. He was resettled to the U.S. under the historic Lost Boys and Girls of South Sudan resettlement program in...

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Refugee Finds His Parents Alive After Seventeen Years

(2) Comments | Posted October 9, 2012 | 6:07 PM

During a taxi ride in New York City recently I received a text message with a photo attached. The picture that slowly came into focus was of a tall lean older man and a short elderly woman whose eyes shone with vitality. She had an unmistakable resemblance to the sender...

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