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Sonja Sharp

2 October 2018

United States

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Across the nations students and school districts are organizing around measures that support immigrant children and families. Websites dedicated to sanctuary cities, Know Your Rights workshops, and undocumented clubs ...

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Adele Peters

27 September 2018

Bogotá, Colombia

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The International Rescue Committee’s cash transfer program has seen success most recently in Colombia, by helping Venezuelan refugees start fresh in a new place. For the Del Carmen family, cash transfers of $66 per ho...

NPR

Deborah Amos

12 September 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Since the early 2000s, a growing number of universities and organizations worldwide have opened their doors to refugee academics, offering emergency placement services for scholars hoping to continue their work. Most ...

Second Wave Michigan

Sarah Hillman

12 September 2018

Michigan, United States

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Michigan schools are adopting the TRAILS program to connect counselors with training so they can help students with mental health problems. Counselors are seeing a big positive change in their students. It's part of a...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Carmel Delshad

28 August 2018

Landover, Maryland, United States

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A soccer camp has given refugee children in the Washington region a home away from home. L.A.C.E.S. — Life And Change Experienced thru Sports — shares the fun of the sport and aims to build young people’s confidence a...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

21 August 2018

Uganda

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After hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees fled to Europe in 2015, wealthy European countries became more invested in fixing a broken immigration system, something which had traditionally fallen on poorer countr...

Yes! Magazine

Liz Brazile

20 August 2018

Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

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Over 20 U.S. cities have passed municipal I.D. laws, which provide a form of identification to undocumented immigrants. “Municipal IDs are one of the most effective measures that cities can implement to protect and em...

CNN

Andrea Diaz

10 August 2018

Michigan, United States

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Donating frequent flyer miles is a powerful way to help people experiencing disaster. Miles4Migrants, which typically transports Syrian refugee families, is using crowdsourced miles to reunite migrant families separat...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

10 August 2018

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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A human rights center is working with government agencies to identify the remains of people who died crossing the U.S. border. The partnership is helping the families of the dead find out what happened to their loved ...

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Fergus Peace

9 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, a citywide initiative known as Action NYC is connecting immigrants with free legal help and other comprehensive services. While the city provides outreach and coordination, community organizations wi...

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Fergus Peace

29 July 2018

Vienna, Austria

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Even as Austria's asylum process becomes longer and more complex, Vienna continues to adapt to provide services, classes, and support necessary for integration of refugees and migrants from day one. The approach inclu...

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Fergus Peace

20 July 2018

Dublin, Ireland

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In over 100 communities in Ireland, elderly volunteers lead English classes for migrants to help them integrate into the community, understand the language, and connect with their neighbors. These informal classes, wh...

The Guardian

Rachel Hall

10 July 2018

England

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The Compass Project, based out of the UK, provides one year of education for asylum seekers that serves as a foot in the door into the national higher education system. In the sometimes years before they can gain refu...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Anna Lekas Miller

6 July 2018

Berlin, Germany

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In Germany, where the political ramifications of more liberal refugee policies are becoming known, the city of Berlin has become home to an "Arabic-language literary and cultural center," housed in a public library. T...

Apolitical

Fergus Peace

5 July 2018

France

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Connecting refugees and locals speeds integration. A social enterprise called Singa, for example, has a matchmaking app that pairs people with similar hobbies and interests. The model has proven so successful that bra...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Tiziana Rinaldi

4 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Walking with immigrants to their court hearings and ICE check-ins can help them feel supported and protect their safety and rights. The New Sanctuary Coalition has run an accompaniment program since 2007. Volunteers d...

Apolitical

Fergus Peace

29 June 2018

Sweden

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Every migrant child applying for asylum in Sweden gets a public lawyer and an assigned guardian. Although a rapid rise in asylum seekers in 2015-16 strained the country’s migration system, Sweden has not resorted to p...

Yes! Magazine

Lornet Turnbull

29 June 2018

Kent, Washington, United States

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In a small town south of Seattle an organization called Living Well Kent, made up of immigrants, refugees, and people of color who dominate the region, decided that the best way to promote health in their area would b...

Food & Wine

Katherine Martinelli

29 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, restaurants and non-profits are working to "empower and employ" refugees. Although refugee cooking may seem like a short-lived "trend," the grassroots efforts of organizers and advocates are also bei...

The New York Times

Catherine Porter

29 June 2018

Toronto, Canada

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At Toronto's Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy, the immigrant-heavy kindergarten class enters speaking over 40 different languages. Most students are from low-income backgrounds, with many needing individualized s...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Rina Diane Caballar

27 June 2018

Wellington, New Zealand

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Pomegranate Kitchen in Wellington, New Zealand employees refugee women from around the world. The kitchen, which operates collaboratively rather than in a hierarchy, encourages these chefs to grow their cooking and ma...

Apolitical

Fergus Peace

26 June 2018

Australia

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Targeted outreach can encourage employers to hire refugees. Australia’s Refugee Talent provides one-on-one interview coaching for refugees and an online job platform for employers, helping both groups overcome cultura...

Vox

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Kara Swisher

25 June 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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A fundraiser called “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child” raised $19 million in one week for the Texas nonprofit RAICES. Creators Charlotte and Dave Willner say almost half a million people have donated via F...

WNYC

Matt Katz

20 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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In New York, non-profits like Eat Offbeat, Emma's Torch, United Tastes of America, and more are working to connect American-born citizens with refugees from other countries, using food as a way to spark conversation w...

Apolitical

Fergus Peace

29 May 2018

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First piloted in 2017, the Qualifications Passport allows refugees to apply for a document certifying their education background earned in their home country. The Council of Europe is working to spread awareness of th...

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