Grassroots organizations active in the refugee response are initiatives build by civil society - by people who are interested in improving humanitarian aid and who want to contribute. This means that the people involved (volunteers, supporters etc.) have a close relationship with refugees, and refugees themselves are usually involved in these organizations.
Originally published by The UN Refugee Agency and reprinted with permission.
Strasbourg/Athens, 27.03.2018 - Since the beginning of what is often referred to as the refugee crisis in Europe, the recognition of refugees’ qualifications has become one of the main tools to integrate them into European societies.
Originally published by Times Higher Education and reprinted with permission.
Online learning is the least desirable model of higher education for Syrian refugees, despite it being the medium adopted by many Western universities in their aid efforts, according to a study from the British Council.
Originally published by Vogue and reprinted with permission.
Just a day after Vogue's guest editor Emma Watson helped launch the #TimesUp campaign at the Golden Globes, the UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador and Brown University alumni spoke with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, currently studying at Oxford University, about the importance of education.
Emma Watson: "Thank you for doing this; I'm sure you've got a million things to do and essays to hand in."
Originally published by The United Nations Refugee Agency and reprinted with permission.
"[On Fridays] we wake up and do nothing. We just stay at home. School is way better than home," she explains.
"I wanted to take my rent money and go home, but there was nothing to go home to."
When Macy Riviere arrived on campus as a freshman at Midwestern State University (MSU), in Wichita Falls, Texas in the fall of 2017, she had clear goals in mind.
Originally published by The United Nations and reprinted with permission.
"Seven years in [the Syria] crisis, we need to collectively continue to do all that we can to support the vulnerable refugee children and their families that are struggling to meet their basic needs," Robert Jenkins, the head of the UNICEF programmes in Jordan, said in a news release Sunday.
Originally published by The Jordan Times and reprinted with permission.
Nineteen-year-old Siba Obaid, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan, has developed a smart life jacket, which has been adopted by the Ibdaa Foundation.
Originally published by Courier & Press and reprinted with permission.
Most of us are familiar with the Margaret Mead quote, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
To see the quote in action in our own community is thought-provoking.
Originally published by Swiss Info and reprinted with permission.
Lack of information and money are keeping qualified refugees in Switzerland from studying at universities and launching careers. So says the Swiss Students' Association, which has created a new information portal for refugee students.
The organization is also working with lawmakers to commit more funds to refugee education access. Read More.