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Khaled Hosseini – “Take action now for South Sudanese refugees”
Description: UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Khaled Hosseini, visits Uganda to meet refugees fleeing conflict in South Sudan and to see UNHCR’s frontline emergency work. For more information on Khaled’s visit please visit: www.unhcr.org/khaled-hosseini Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact us at drozditb@unhcr.org or tibaw@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  13 Apr 2017   1m23s 13 354 0

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Beirut’s “Wall of Kindness” allows strangers to help those in need
Description: Around 70% of Lebanon’s refugee population lives beneath the poverty line. A group of anonymous volunteers in Beirut have come together to help the city, including refugees, by building “walls of kindness” – public spaces filled with donations for the taking. Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact hqvideo@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  25 Jul 2017   1m1s 10 91 0
Then and Now: From refugee to entrepreneur
Description: Osman Ali remembers feeling confused and overwhelmed when he arrived in Toronto in 1978. He didn’t see many people who looked like him. But, realizing he had the opportunity to study, he graduated from an electrical engineering program and found work soon after.  “Nothing can hold you back. If you work hard, get education- you will advance,” he says. Years later, as civil war hit Somalia, he realized many of the new arrivals to Canada needed help adjusting to the cultural differences and new way of life- a helping hand he wished he’d had. The Somalia-Canadian organization he founded now provides scholarships for youth and training for personal development and entrepreneurship programs. “We feel if we produce successful youth, we pay back the debt that we owe to Canada, which welcomed us.” Then and Now highlights a diverse cross-section of refugees who have come to Canada over the years, in search safety, stability and a chance at a better life. Starting from 1956, when Canada accepted its first major wave of refugees, the project uses archived images and family photos to profile refugees from Hungary, Vietnam, Uganda, Somalia, Colombia, Cambodia, Burundi and El Salvador. Learn more: http://www.unhcr.org/news/stories/2017/7/596f739d4/sky-limit-refugee-fled-somalia.html Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact hqvideo@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  25 Jul 2017   57s 6 223 0
Syrian moms learn to read and write in Lebanon
Description: For children whose schooling has been disrupted by conflict and flight, studying presents a special challenge. Displacement also renews learning difficulties for parents; many refugee parents struggle with illiteracy and inadequate education. In the village of Fnaydek, north of Lebanon, these Syrian refugee mothers are learning how to read and write to help jump-start theirs and their children’s education. Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact hqvideo@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  24 Jul 2017   2m29s 9 127 0
Then and Now: To freedom in Canada
Description: When Jean-Claude Ndereyahayo fled his home in Burundi, he came with nothing but a shirt he’d purchased at an airport shop. Arriving in Toronto, he was determined to make a life for himself. He enrolled in a community service program and soon found work after graduation in the same field. Now, he works with vulnerable and disadvantaged residents in Canada’s biggest city. “When you can feed your [family], when you can just help friends, when you can just contribute to the community. It means you are a free person,” he says. “Now I have the vision to make my life the fullest possible.” Then and Now highlights a diverse cross-section of refugees who have come to Canada over the years, in search safety, stability and a chance at a better life. Starting from 1956, when Canada accepted its first major wave of refugees, the project uses archived images and family photos to profile refugees from Hungary, Vietnam, Uganda, Somalia, Colombia, Cambodia, Burundi and El Salvador. Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact hqvideo@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  21 Jul 2017   1m6s 101 0
The Syrian pigeon whisperer
Description: "Pigeons are a symbol of peace. Looking after them reminds me of home" Mohamed, a Syrian refugee cares for pigeons in Skaramagas refugee site in Athens, Greece. More than 60,000 refugees and migrants – most from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan – are currently living in refugee sites and other facilities across Greece. Some have been here for over a year. While they wait for their asylum applications to be reviewed many are trying to build fuller lives in Greece. Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact hqvideo@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  20 Jul 2017   1m18s 7 128 0
'Mobile courts' help Iraqis with vital lost documents
Description: Most Iraqi families who fled Mosul left behind or loss critical legal documents which are required for travel and even the most basic social services. But with the help of UNHCR, a mobile courtroom is bringing change by issuing birth certificates, marriage and death records. Learn more: www.unhcr.org/news/latest/2017/7/596dcb2f4/unhcr-helps-displaced-iraqis-acquire-vital-documentation.html?query=iraq%20mosul%20legal Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact hqvideo@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  20 Jul 2017   1m37s 6 88 0
Inclusion and Diversity in UNHCR
Description: The High Commissioner and his senior executive team discussing the importance of inclusion and diversity in UNHCR (2017). Here are five key takeaways: 1 Inclusion is a fundamental aspect of our work and a key element of our strategy. 2. The people we serve will benefit from an organization that draws on the perspectives and experiences of its diverse workforce. 3. We all need to develop a more respectful and inclusive approach in our daily activities, including in recruitment and assignments. 4. Understanding how biases can affect our decision-making and interactions is important. 5. UNHCR aspires to be the model for other UN entities to follow. Your actions matter in making this a reality. Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact hqvideo@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  24 Jul 2017   5m27s 76 0
Orphaned Syrian boy in Homs copes with loss
Description: Last year nine-year-old Laith Shaban Alomr lost six family members to the ongoing conflict in Syria including his mother, father and siblings. For three nights after their death, he slept alongside their remains until he was discovered. His grandmother now looks after him. They now live in a shelter supported by UNHCR and partners in Syria. Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact hqvideo@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  19 Jul 2017   1m22s 8 144 0
UK: Welcoming refugees in the British countryside
Description: In a picturesque village in the East of England sits The Grange: a 1750s-rectory surrounded by ten acres of meadow, a lush lawn and a flourishing vegetable garden. Barn owls and kingfishers share their home with domestic ponies and sheep; guinea pigs and chickens can be heard squeaking and scratching at feeding time. This is where Ben and Sophie host retreats for refugees and asylum-seekers – providing a place of peace and welcome for people who have fled violence and war. The Grange: http://thegrangenorfolk.org.uk/index.php Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact hqvideo@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  20 Jul 2017   2m21s 4 159 0
Then and Now: A Salvadoran mother’s journey
Description: A social worker and lecturer at a university in El Salvador, Gladys Zuniga left behind her professional and personal life when she fled the lengthy civil war engulfing the country. Shortly after travelling with her three children and husband to Ontario, her husband felt too overwhelmed in their new country. He returned, leaving her to raise her children alone. Despite years of work as a social worker, she took a job in a factory shortly after arriving. She recalls a moment, hands swollen from the repetitive work, where she broke down in tears. Shortly after, she found work in a daycare- preparing food for the young children. It’s a job she proudly worked for 25 years, only planning to finally retire next year at age 70. "I always say to my kids- when you have a chance to help other people, just do it. Do it, because it's a gift!” she says.  Then and Now highlights a diverse cross-section of refugees who have come to Canada over the years, in search safety, stability and a chance at a better life. Starting from 1956, when Canada accepted its first major wave of refugees, the project uses archived images and family photos to profile refugees from Hungary, Vietnam, Uganda, Somalia, Colombia, Cambodia, Burundi and El Salvador.  Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact hqvideo@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  17 Jul 2017   2m39s 8 134 0
Then and Now: Contributing to the Canadian mosaic
Description: Marta Waschuk was a child when her family fled Ukraine during World War II. Shuttled between refugee camps and high-rise apartment blocks, she and her family eventually came to Canada as refugees. Unable to speak a word of English, she struggled to adapt. But she made a life in Toronto – and became a member of the local Ukrainian community, helping teach Canadians about her community’s heritage and traditions. Now her son Roman is the Canadian ambassador in Ukraine, her adoptive country’s top diplomat in the the place where she fled as a young child. Learn more: http://www.unhcr.org/5964c5af4 Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact hqvideo@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  15 Jul 2017   1m4s 4 93 0
Comment transformer votre prochaine visite à Vienne en une expérience unique ?
Description: L’hôtel Magdas recrute d’anciens réfugiés et leur propose des formations. Il emploie 20 réfugiés originaires de 14 pays et on y parle 23 langues. Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact hqvideo@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  14 Jul 2017   39s 3 52 0