Chanoff ’94: Darfur Resettlement on ABC World News

Sasha Chanoff '94, founder and executive director of Mapendo International.

“Mapendo International’s efforts to rescue and resettle one Darfuri family to the U.S. aired on ABC’s World News with Bob Woodruff (standing in for Diane Sawyer), Sunday, Nov. 21,” writes Sasha Chanoff ’94, founder and executive director of the Boston-based international refugee agency. Mapendo International rescues refugees in life-threatening situations by permanently relocating them to countries where they can rebuild their lives in safety and with dignity.

Earlier this year, David Low ’76 wrote about Chanoff for WesLive, when Chanoff was awarded the Charles Bronfman Prize, which recognizes an individual under the age of 50 who has contributed to the betterment of the world and has been influenced by Jewish values.

Chanoff’s work was also highlighted in the Wesleyan magazine, 2009, issue 3, in the article “Finding the Forgotten Refugees.”