Requests for help answered by ORAM each year
LGBTIQ refugees who have received livelihood and vocational training
Refugee professionals trained by ORAM over the last decade
LGBTIQ verified organizations listed on ORAM's referral database
ORAM Annual Report 2022/23
This report shares examples, stories, and figures of how ORAM helped rebuild the lives of displaced queer people throughout 2022 and early 2023. 2022 began with our response to the crisis of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, supporting LGBTIQ Ukrainians to find safe and secure housing and later mentorship training. In Kenya, our economic empowerment and skills training programs expanded thanks to our launch of a Digital Learning Center for LGBTIQ refugees in Nairobi. In late 2022, we conducted an in-depth needs assessment of
LGBTIQ refugees in Mexico City that is serving as the basis for our latest programmatic work there.
ORAM Annual Report 2021/22
After fleeing persecution, one of the most effective ways LGBTIQ refugees and asylum seekers can rebuild their lives with dignity is through the opportunity to become self-sustainable and financially independent – hence ORAM’s vocational trainings. In order to maximize our support for the LGBTIQ refugee community and create a safe
learning environment for trainees, we hire LGBTIQ refugee-led businesses to lead trainings. We also offer business-coaching sessions to queer refugee entrepreneurs.
ORAM Annual Report 2020
In 2020, ORAM provided critical COVID-19 information, resources and emergency support to the communities we serve; continued to provide legal assistance and developed new innovative ways to connect with our beneficiaries; championed the rights of LGBTIQ asylum seekers and refugees on the global stage; and developed economic livelihood opportunities that provide a path forward for LGBTIQ
ORAM Annual Report 2019
In 2019, ORAM doubled down on our mission to advocate for and protect LGBTIQ asylum seekers and refugees globally - delivering legal assistance, advancing economic inclusion through livelihood programs, building coalitions, spearheading work in new countries, championing the rights of LGBTIQ asylum seekers and refugees and promoting sustainable solutions. The report showcases the life-changing work of our staff and volunteers around the world.
Soap Business Impact Report
Kakuma Refugee Camp, in northwest Kenya, is home to hundreds of East African LGBTIQ refugees, who have fled from Uganda, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, and Burundi. The crises ebb and flow, but one thing remains the same – LGBTIQ refugees struggle to survive in the camp. Read ORAM's Impact Report to learn more about how we support the community on the ground in Kakuma.
“Since we started the livelihood empowerment program with ORAM, I am encouraged by the smiles and enthusiasm of the new trainees and stories of hope.”
— Brian, Upper Rift Minorities