RISO

Refugee Independence Support Organization (RISO) is a collective based in Nairobi, Kenya, created to address the problems faced by the LGBTQIA+ refugee community in the region. RISO is composed of refugee and asylum seekers who came together to ensure better living conditions for this community. Their work includes sheltering, attendance to basic needs such as food and medical care, and raising awareness on the struggle of LGBTQIA+ refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya as well as in neighboring countries.