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Things That Work Uganda

Caleb Okereke

26 July 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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In 2018 Bidibidi's Got Talent crowned the dance group Burn dem squad as best in the entire settlement. The group was founded by a few teenage boys and is now made up of 15 members aged 17-19. The founders say that the...

Things That Work Uganda

Absolom Ochieng

26 July 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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YOYO Youth Vocational Training and Recreational Center is a vocational school in Zone 3 of Bidibidi, the largest refugee settlement in the world. The school is a product of a partnership amongst organizations such as ...

The News & Observer

Shelbi Polk

26 July 2019

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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World Relief Durham hosts a summer program for kids. Like other summer programs, it is meant to reduce summer learning loss—but this is specifically for children from forcibly displaced families. The kids face unique ...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

19 July 2019

El Paso, Texas, United States

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Art therapy allows minors in detention to cope with stress and trauma. In “Uncaged Art: Tronillo Children’s Detention Camp,” an art exhibition housed at the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at the Unive...

Marie Claire

Jennifer Chowdhury

9 July 2019

Teknaf, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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The Shalbagan refugee camp in Bangladesh is one of 30 similar camps to elect leaders, except in this one women made up half of the elected officials. Over 40,000 Rohingya refugees live in the camp, and they come from ...

Bloomberg

Ruben Munsterman

26 June 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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In what is being called the "Amsterdam Approach," the Dutch capital has been providing comprehensive job services to new refugees to help them find employment - and help the city deal with its current labor shortage. ...

The Guardian

Stephen Burgen

19 June 2019

Gaziantep, Gaziantep Province, Turkey

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A small Turkish city named Gaziantep, only 60 miles from war-torn Aleppo, is a role model when it comes to taking in and integrating migrants fleeing violence in Syria. Gaziantep has already taken in 500,00 refugees (...

Pacific Standard

Amelia Urry

10 June 2019

Nogales, Mexico

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For many people who were deported to Mexico after decades living in the United States, the city of Nogales provides a renewed sense of community. The city is home to the Centro de Sueños rehabilitation center, or Drea...

Los Angeles Times

Sarah Parvini

31 May 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A monthly supper club in Los Angeles brings refugees together to share meals and stories from their homelands. The supper club is sponsored by an organization called Miry's List, which also helps new arrivals to the U...

Christian Science Monitor

Whitney Eulich

28 May 2019

Mexico

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For the past three years, a service news media company has written stories specifically responding to questions sent in by Mexican migrants living in the U.S. “We realized Mexican migrants in the U.S. didn’t need gene...

NPR

Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Peter Breslow

26 May 2019

Mexico City, Mexico

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A new start-up in Mexico City called Hola Code is giving DREAMers software training, job counseling, and job placement with over 100 partnering companies. Most of these individuals have spent most of their lives in th...

Next City

Zoe Sullivan

21 May 2019

United States

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As the struggles of refugees and immigrants drudges on, a number of cities across the US are gathering funding for their legal defense. One strategy, a legal counsel program called New York Family Immigrant Unity Proj...

High Country News

Jessica Kutz

20 May 2019

Fresno, California, United States

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The Hmong Agriculture Radio Show airs weekly, broadcasting news about unique crops, health and safety practices, and funding opportunities for Hmong farmers in their native language. Since the 1990s, this show has bee...

U.S. News & World Report

Susan Milligan

14 May 2019

Concord, New Hampshire, United States

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For many new Americans, New Hampshire - with all of its cold weather and reputation of racial homogeneity - is a safe haven where they've been able to join in existing communities as well as carve out their own. The w...

The New York Times

Christina Goldbaum

13 May 2019

Utica, New York, United States

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Places like Utica, New York are working to convince refugees and new immigrants to move to their cities to stimulate the local economy and counteract population decline over the decades. Through more comprehensive ser...

Pine Tree Watch

Peter Weed

4 May 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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Organizations and local governments in Maine put together the complex puzzle that is immigrant employment status. By connecting varying pieces, from providing English classes to establishing professional credentials, ...

Pacific Standard

Sarah Jackson

3 May 2019

Fresno, California, United States

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In California, half of school-aged children are the children of immigrants. Among many other initiatives in the city, a community-wide training project in Fresno aims to improve how adults in the city work with studen...

The Body

Giuliani Alvarenga

29 April 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Community-based programs provide important avenues through which marginalized populations receive education about sexually transmitted infections and access to resources. In Los Angeles, Central American refugees have...

The Atlantic

Krishnadev Calamur

26 April 2019

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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To help place refugees in cities, a new software program called "Annie" is sifting through large amounts of data and using its algorithm to make suggestions for where refugees are "most likely to be welcomed and find ...

High Country News

Sarah Tory

22 April 2019

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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The Kino Border Initiative is a volunteer binational organization that provides food, aid, and shelter for migrants crossing the border between Mexico and Arizona. The rate of asylum-seekers is steadily rising, and th...

Bay City News Foundation

Nuria Marquez Martinez

22 April 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Elevating the voices of noncitizen community members takes building trust through outreach and education. After the passage of Proposition N, allowing local non-citizens in San Francisco to participate in school board...

Bitterroot

Alisa Reznick

19 April 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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A series of churches in Phoenix, Arizona are stepping up to help migrant families released by ICE by providing them up with a place to stay temporarily, medical care, donated supplies, and the beginnings of a plan to ...

Yes! Magazine

Rose Lambert-Sluder

5 April 2019

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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In Tucson, Arizona, a former Benedictine monastery is providing temporary shelter to asylum seekers. The space was temporarily donated to Casa Alitas, a nonprofit, following a sharp increase in asylum-seeker in the pa...

Pacific Standard

Alissa Greenberg

20 March 2019

Calais, France

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For many refugees living in camps and on the move, mobile phones can be a life line to families and the outside world. Phones can help organize political activities, arrange medical supplies, and so much more. But alt...

Yes! Magazine

Madhvi Ramani

13 March 2019

Berlin, Germany

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In Berlin, the Readiness for Digital Integration School (ReDI) is training refugees in coding skills. The program not only empowers refugee students and helps to fill the many empty information technology positions in...

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