The Refugee Consortium of Kenya (RCK) was established in 1998 as a national non-governmental organization to promote and protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya and the wider East African Region. RCK was conceived as a response to an increasingly complex and deteriorating refugee situation in Kenya and the East African region.
Commonly referred to as ― Haki House (Rights House) by refugees, RCK employs a rights-based approach in advocating for humane management of the refugee interventions in Kenya. RCK's main approach is provision of legal aid services to refugees, engaging in advocacy for policy and legislation reforms in line with international instruments and standards on management of refugees and other forced migrants, and through research and information dissemination for awareness-raising on the plight and rights of refugees in Kenya and the region.
RCK has since grown to address the protection needs of other forced migrants including the internally displaced, stateless persons and other persons of concern. Trafficking and smuggling in persons has increasingly become an area of concern as asylum seekers and refugees often fall prey to trafficking rings.
Refugees and other forced migrants access justice
An environment in which refugees and other forced migrants enjoy their rights and live in dignity.
An enlightened society on refugees and forced migration issues.
A well resourced and sustainable institution, anchored on efficient and effective systems and a progressive organizational culture