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Portugal: A Family of Cooks
Description: In 2012, Fatima fled their hometown Damascus after her husband was killed by regime forces. Unable to cross into Jordan with her two sons and daughters, the family went to Cairo, where they lived for three years, with the help of local Islamic charities. Fatima and her daughters did odd jobs sewing to top up their earnings and got by on food vouchers. But as political tensions worsened in Egypt, Fatima realised that her situation as a Syrian refugee, was precarious. In 2015, Fatima heard about the refugee resettlement programme to Europe. She saw it is the only way forward for her family. Now she and her two sons and daughters live in a suburb of Lisbon. They were introduced to a group of Portuguese entrepreneurs who decided to set up the project Păo Păo, to help integrate refugees by using their skills. In Fatima’s case, this was her delicious cooking. So far they have raised €15,000 and next month they hope their restaurant Mezze, will open. It will be a chance for Fatima to show off her culinary skills to a wider audience, whilst also providing her and her daughters with a regular income. 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.
  27 Apr 2017   1m36s 15 215 0
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Sara's story | 40 Hour Famine | World Vision Australia
Description: Sara grew up safe and secure with her family in Syria. She loved her home and family. Spending her childhood playing with her barbies, and playing hide and seek with her brothers and sisters. But then her home was bombed. Sara was terrified that her family would never escape Syria. From a beautiful marble house, now destroyed in the bombings, Sara and her family have ended up in one of the refugee camps outside Syria. When Sara’s family fled, she took just two things with her, her photo album and her watch, a gift from her Dad. The photos could be those of any child from Australia –birthday cakes, smiling friends, brothers and sisters acting out skits and posing with cuddly toys. When you take up this year's 40 Hour Famine, you'll commit to living out of your backpack for 40 hours to raise funds for refugee and displaced children, like Sara. Join the 40 Hour Famine Backpack Challenge: http://www.40hourfamine.com.au/
  27 Apr 2017   2m37s 2 18 0
Learning to Hope - virtual reality film in Myanmar
Description: Spend a day in the life of a teacher and student in our virtual reality film, "Learning to Hope," set in a camp in Sittwe, Myanmar. Education cannot wait for any child, any where. For more about the humanitarian situation in Myanmar: http://www.unocha.org/myanmar/
  26 Apr 2017   5m36s 1 34 0
Old Hands
Description: Yousef Qinawi and Mahmoud Abdullah are former UNRWA staff members who served on the front-line to help the Palestine refugees fleeing the 1967 hostilities. In this interview, they recount the challenges they faced as they set up sanitation systems and erected tents in the Jordan Valley amid gunfire, exhaustion, harsh weather and chaotic conditions.
  25 Apr 2017   9m2s 3 13 0
From DRC to Kentucky: Kristin Davis tells Catherine’s resettlement story
Description: Kristin Davis first met Congolese refugee Catherine and her baby Makena in Gihembe refugee camp in Rwanda. Catherine had been living in the camp for 20 years and was desperate to join her family, who had already been resettled to the United States. Kristin was reunited with Catherine a few months later in Lexington, Kentucky, following her resettlement from Rwanda. This video tells her story. http://www.unhcr.org//kristin-davis.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 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.
  24 Apr 2017   3m47s 154 0
Farhad's Story, A Young Afghan Artist Stranded in Serbia
Description: Farhad, a talented young artist, is just one of 3,000 refugee children currently in Serbia. He wants to study painting and become famous someday. Most of all, he wants a place he can call home. This is his story. Film by Nick Whelan. The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. DONATE NOW: http://bit.ly/2pjrGFf LEARN MORE https://www.rescue.org/ https://twitter.com/theirc https://www.facebook.com/InternationalRescueCommittee https://www.instagram.com/theirc/
  21 Apr 2017   2m9s 8 273 0
A library in Greece opens a new chapter in refugees’ lives
Description: With the support of EU Humanitarian Aid, UNHCR - the UN Refugee Agency - assisted the refugee community in Philippiada, western Greece, to create a library for children and adults alike. The library is stocked with a few hundred books, in German, English and Arabic, and covering a wide range of subjects. For refugees in Greece, whose lives are temporarily put on hold, reading provides recreation and education. One refugee said "This library has helped me feel human and has given me the spirit to carry on and change my life." The library helps the community to turn a page and restore hope for the future. Video by UNHCR
  10 Apr 2017   2m6s 2 43 0
Mandy Patinkin Bears Witness To The Refugee Crisis In Europe
Description: Actor and IRC ambassador Mandy Patinkin and wife Kathryn Grody travel to Greece and Serbia to meet brave and resilient refugees who are caught in a desperate and lengthy limbo. The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. DONATE NOW: http://bit.ly/2naJLD4 LEARN MORE https://www.rescue.org/ https://twitter.com/theirc https://www.facebook.com/InternationalRescueCommittee https://www.instagram.com/theirc/
  06 Apr 2017   4m37s 29 12399 0
Turkey: Overcoming language barriers in health care for Syrian refugees
Description: Access basic health care is one of the major concerns of the over 3 million refugees in Turkey. While emergency hospital treatment in Turkey is free of charge, many Syrian and refugees are reluctant to use these facilities due to language and cultural barriers. Many local health facilities are also struggling to cope with the influx of refugee patients. The EU and other donors are addressing this issue by providing financial support to primary or migrant health centres which have been set up by local and international NGOs. Among the refugees, many Syrian health professionals have also been able to find employment in these health centers; this is much appreciated by the refugees who feel more comfortable being treated by Arab speaking doctors and nurses. The EU has also promoted the employment of Syrian medical personnel through a training program carried by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This training allows Syrian doctors to understand the rules and regulations governing the medical profession in Turkey and allows them to defer their patients to Turkish health facilities correctly and effectively. With a grant of €2 million from the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey, WHO has already trained some one thousand Syrian doctors, nurses and translators, providing a vital service to the refugee community. Video: EU
  05 Apr 2017   1m58s 2 52 0
Refugee Children, Alone And At Risk In The Balkans. One Afghan Teen’s Story.
Description: Despite the fact that borders are closed and it is both incredibly dangerous and close to impossible to cross into the European Union, children, traveling alone, continue to try to do just that, putting themselves at real risk in their efforts, exploited by smugglers, beaten by border guards, with limited, coordinated services in place across the Balkans to ensure their safety and protection. This is the story of one 17 year old from Afghanistan currently stranded in Serbia. Today, the IRC and Save the Children issued a joint report on this issue. You can read that report, Out of Sight, exploited and alone, here: http://bit.ly/2nTjh9K Video by Nick Whelan DONATE NOW: http://bit.ly/2miuQrD LEARN MORE https://www.rescue.org/ https://twitter.com/theirc https://www.facebook.com/InternationalRescueCommittee https://www.instagram.com/theirc/
  03 Apr 2017   2m41s 8 686 0
A safe space to learn - hope springs in Greece
Description: After months of living in limbo in camps and shelters on the Greek island of Leros, refugees finally have a safe place to learn. The Leros Educational Space (Ledu) is a joint initiative between UNHCR and Save the Children and has been operating since November 2016. An estimated 85% of all school-aged children on the island have already enrolled and refugees with a background in education also teach here. The project does not intend to replace formal education and UNHCR and its partners continue to advocate for the inclusion of refugees in formal schools. 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.
  28 Mar 2017   2m56s 6 158 0
Hope and uncertainty in contemporary African migration
Description: Hope and uncertainty in contemporary African migration Book launch Friday 10 March 2017 Background Access to safe and legal migration has become one of the key axes of inequality today. While images of the good life are circulated globally in the media and through social networks, the vast majority of people in Africa are excluded from legal long-distance migration, due to restrictive migration policies and border control. The new book Hope and Uncertainty in Contemporary African Migration explores what this means in situations where migration constitutes an established livelihood and is perceived as a pathway to a better life. Through a theoretical introduction and nine case studies, set within and outside the African continent, the volume explores migration aspirations prior to actual journeys, life in new or established destinations, and migrants stuck in transit zones and after deportation. Hope and Uncertainty in Contemporary African Migration thereby adds a new perspective on the role of social imaginaries in African migration in a time characterized by inequality, protracted crisis and delimited access to legal migration. At the book launch, we will present the main conceptual insights and four case studies from the book, set in respectively Cape Verde, China, Argentina and Niger. Speakers Jørgen Carling, Research Professor, PRIO Heike Drotbohm, Professor, Heisenberg Chair of Anthropology, African Diaspora and Transnationalism, Department of Anthropology and African Studies, University of Mainz Heidi Østbø Haugen, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo Nauja Kleist, Senior Researcher, DIIS Hans Lucht, Senior Researcher, DIIS Ida Vammen, PhD Candidate, department of anthropology, University of Copenhagen and DIIS
  28 Mar 2017   2h57s 1 12 0