An initiative by the Tent Partnership for Refugees, UNSTUCK brings the power of brands, suppliers, and consumers together to help generate job opportunities for refugees.
UNSTUCK uses the power of the market to create change. The more products we sell, the more ingredients we source, the more jobs for refugees are created — decent, lawful jobs that rebuild families and communities. Rather than the traditional "donating a share of profits" approach, UNSTUCK brands can create more inclusive societies by rethinking where they source from. The impact they make is sustainable - because it's a part of their everyday business.
Why Employment For Refugees?
Over 30 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes due to war, violence, persecution, or human rights violations, leaving their friends, families, and jobs behind. Legal, decent employment is the best way for refugees to start establishing new roots, support their families, and better integrate into — and contribute to — their host communities.
“The minute you get a job, that’s the minute you stop being a refugee.”
–Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder of the Tent Partnership for Refugees, CEO and Chairman of Chobani
Why the name Unstuck?
Refugees’ lives are often “stuck” when they first arrive in their new countries. Their careers and education are on hold, and they lack access to basic services like health, education, and banking, and the support networks they had at home. A job is the best first step to starting a new life. It’s how they get UNSTUCK.
The Venezuelan Refugee Crisis
The first UNSTUCK coalition of brands and suppliers focuses on supporting refugees from Venezuela. More than 5 million Venezuelans — almost 20% of the population — have been forced to flee their country due to violence, political repression, and economic collapse. Neighboring Colombia alone is hosting about 2 million Venezuelan refugees. While the Colombian government’s response has been exemplary, it receives very little foreign aid.
UNSTUCK brand partners are not only generating jobs for refugees, they’re supporting the economies and businesses supporting displaced Venezuelans in Latin America.
Tent Partnership for Refugees
Founded by Chobani’s CEO Hamdi Ulukaya in 2016, Tent is a network of over 170 major companies committed to integrating the more than 30 million refugees globally who have been forced to flee their home countries. We believe that companies can most sustainably include refugees by leveraging their core business operations - by engaging refugees as potential employees, entrepreneurs and consumers. To learn more, visit www.tent.org