Empowering refugees to legally work in their host country

Uganda Refugee Response villages

Uganda is known for having introduced a progressive refugee hosting policy. Designed to allow for the freedom of movement for refugees. In addition to the right to work for those who have settled within its boundaries. Within the refugee settlements, […]

GFMD Dialogue on the Global Compact for Migration Implementation Event

GFMD Dialogue on the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) Implementation

Tuesday, 4 September 2018 GFMD Dialogue on GCM Implementation at the Palais des Nations in Geneva This dialogue follows a series of initiatives that began since Germany and Morocco assumed the GFMD Co-Chairmanship in 2017. It is part of the […]

Psychosocial support for refugee children in Uganda

refugee children in school

It has been estimated that around sixty percent of the South Sudanese refugees currently hosted in Uganda are children. Uganda is in East Africa, which has a population of roughly 369 million people. Child refugees have faced many challenges as […]

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 […]

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 […]

Refugees in Uganda Combating Information Precarity

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HTIL are delighted to share some examples of the excellent work by our partners CDC and CEDED in Uganda. From trauma healing and reconciliation programs to providing counselling training and skills for refugee women leaders in Rhino Camp. Allowing women to change […]

What can exiled professors offer to students?

http://blog.jis-oxford.co.uk/2018/04/02/exiled-academics-should-be-involved-in-educating-their-displaced-compatriots-why/

Thousands of exiled professors skills could be harnessed to assist displaced people through education and training. Oula Abu Amsha a Syrian Computer Science and Applied Mathematics professor shares her ideas around an International learning community of displaced refugees. In Interruptions, […]

SMARTCASH & UN BlockChain Summit

SmartCash

SmartCash was invited by the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs in New York to present at The Humanitarian Blockchain Summit, hosted by Fordham University in collaboration with the United Nations Office of Information and Communication Technology on the 10th November. The Humanitarian Blockchain […]

Basic Arabic UX for Business

arabic UX

Designing for the Arab User some things to consider in relation to basic Arabic UX for Business. What you’ll read about in this article: Mirroring layout for an Arabic interface is key, but has its limitations, Digits are written from […]

For Syrian Refugees In Turkey, A Long Road To Regular Employment

syrian refugee employment

In a neighborhood of Istanbul that’s plastered with Arabic signs, a Syrian refugee whips up his specialty — avocado cream smoothies — at the small, colorful cafe where he works. Majd al-Hassan has been in Turkey for two years, but […]