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How-To: Refugee Feedback Mechanisms and Inclusion in Decision-Making

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.

European Qualifications Passport for Refugees: Integration Through Education and Employment

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.

Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai: Two Activists on How Empowering Women Begins with Education

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."

Syrian Refugee Children in Jordan Deprived of the Most Basic Needs - UNICEF

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.

Syrian Conflict Touches Evansville

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.

Swiss Students, Politicians Work Towards University Access for Refugees

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.