Addressing Beautiful Arua

Community Development Centre (CDC), what3words and HumanTech Innovation Lab (HTiL) are working together to bring 3-word addresses to refugee settlements in the Arua District of Uganda through the Addressing Beautiful Arua campaign. The goal of the Addressing Beautiful Arua campaign […]

UNHCR Audit 2017/18 + other cautionary tales

Operating aid to displaced populations, stateless people and refugees around the world is a complex task.  Innovative advances in technology are one way that organisations such as UNHCR have attempted to improve aid effectiveness. Critical is making sure  A) that […]

Refugee Sponsorship

http://www.refugeesponsorship.org/resources

A group of governments have recently taken a stand and have committed to support an approach to refugee resettlement that harnesses the strength of people in their communities. Government representatives from Canada, Spain, UK, Ireland, Argentina and New Zealand, who […]

Migrants & refugees are good for economies

Esraa at work in the Stitch by Stitch workshop. © UNHCR/Gordon Welters

Research published in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, suggests that asylum seekers are not a “burden” for Western European countries. Instead, it suggests that as ‘asylum seekers become permanent residents, their macroeconomic impacts become positive.’ Science Advances […]

The orphans of so-called Islamic State left in Libyan limbo (IRIN) … Time for those who can, to do more than “no harm” (HTiL)

“The government, the international community, and [aid] organisations all deluded us,” said Raiss, who began caring for the children on what was meant to be a temporary basis in late 2016. “[International organisations] all talked about humanity, charity, and amnesty […]

Refugees on the Aegean Islands

Pikpa is an open refugee camp in Mytilini, Lesvos, Greece. This camp is formed by a collective of individuals that include volunteers and residents in addition to groups and organisations who contribute. An example of an organisation who contributes would be […]

Education Programme in Ugandan Settlement

https://www.nrc.no/news/2018/june/going-back-to-school-in-uganda/

Currently, there are an impressive 2,001 pupils enrolled between Inyau, African Childcare, Supiri and Longamere in Uganda.  Established in 2017, the accelerated education programme in Imvepi refugee settlement in receives funding from the European Commission. Despite the ceasefire that was signed in 2017 […]

Refugee Training in Uganda

Jacob Nhial (in white shirt) is one of 900,000 South Sudanese who have fled their country since 2013. Photo NRC/ Wairimu Munyinyi-Wahome

Jacob Nhial is one of the thousands of refugees who have fled South Sudan into Uganda. In addition to being a refugee, Jacob works with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) as a community contact person.  Insiders perspective Drawing from his […]

Humanitarian Assistance in South Sudan

Over 4 million people have been displaced and seven million are in urgent need of assistance by humanitarian organisations since South Sudan’s independence. Rehana Zawar Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council calls for the recent peace deal to deliver real […]

IRIN | Opinion | Let’s end this competition of misery

It’s time to stop comparing human suffering, a reductive shorthand that boils down to: who is most deserving of rich people’s attention? Source: IRIN | Opinion | Let’s end this competition of misery