Refugee Sponsorship

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 […]

Education Programme in Ugandan Settlement

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 […]

Uganda Humanitarian Situation

Uganda is Africa’s leading refugee-hosting country.  In addition to conflict, refugees have recently experienced a cholera outbreak. As a consequence, there have been forty deaths, while cholera has affected over 2,000 people. Between January and March 2018, 60,000 refugees arrived […]

Syrian Students Win at Vex Robotics

Syrian students from a refugee camp in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley recently designed an award-winning robot at the 2018 Vex Robotics Competition in the United States. Maher Al Issawi, Ammar Nasser Kpoor, Tahani Arnaout, Rawan al-Gohary and Amna Labbad designed the […]

Empowering Refugees

The Refugee Code Academy recently visited one of the largest refugee camps in the world to set up an on-site coding school. HTiL team member Omron Blauo in this excellent article, highlights the benefits of A NEW MODEL FOR REFUGEES […]

Jesuit Worldwide Learning

“Fr. Peter Balleis, SJ, a leading advocate of refugee and forcibly displaced persons’ rights, has been fighting for human rights and social justice with Jesuit Refugee Services for more than 20 years. As executive president of Jesuit Worldwide Learning, Fr. […]

Algorithm to Help Refugees Get Jobs

A recent article by Natalie Sikorski at Refugees Deeply provides a deeper understanding of the algorithm meant to help refugees get jobs fast. An algorithm for locating refugee resettlement could improve refugees probability in finding work according to researchers from […]

Phone technology in Uganda a cash lifeline

South Sudanese families in the worlds biggest refugee settlement in Uganda are benefitting from agreements with telecoms operators. These operators provide a connection to essential services accessed through mobile phones. Essential services include a cash lifeline. This service ensures that […]

Coding Skills in Uganda

A group of students in the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in Uganda attended the Lokopio Hills Vocational Training Institute (VTI). Empowering them to use a computer and to learn coding skills in this report by the European Commission.  Computer skills […]