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22 August 2021
The nonprofit, Bikeygees, teaches refugee women how to ride and repair bikes. Many of the women come from countries where they weren’t allowed to ride bikes, which are a staple mode of transportation in Germany. Volun...
5 August 2021
Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
The Greater Lowell Health Alliance offered COVID-19 vaccines using a “block party” model where community members enjoy free food, music, activities, and even childcare, while also having access to information about va...
Are We Europe
Federica di Saro
24 June 2021
Spektrum, a self-organized LGBTQ+ migrant organization, provides a space of belonging to queer migrants, who often feel out of place and ill-served by traditional organizations that do not understand the violence and ...
10 June 2021
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Under 800 Words
With extra buses available due to lower ridership during the pandemic, Metro Transit worked with key partners to turn six buses into mobile vaccination clinics. Metro Transit provided drivers and retrofitted the buses...
4 June 2021
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto’s Vaccine Engagement Teams Grant has awarded $5.5 million to community organizations in 140 neighborhoods to hire and train local ambassadors for vaccine outreach. Because the ambassadors share a lived experie...
2 June 2021
Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) works with asylum seekers in Matamoros to address mental health issues while they wait for decisions in their U.S. immigration cases. MSF provides one-on-one and group counseling with a t...
28 May 2021
North Carolina, United States
Because of coordinated partnerships between local governments, state health departments, and nonprofit groups, more and more farmworkers are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. Through the N.C. Department of Health and H...
14 May 2021
Texas, United States
ImmSchools works in over 30 school districts across Texas, New York, and Illinois to make schools safe and welcoming for undocumented students and their families. They work with districts to advocate for better polici...
15 April 2021
New York, New York, United States
New York City’s Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs relied on help from 34 community groups to distribute a $20 million relief fund from the Open Society Foundation. The groups verified who needed the funds, and no p...
8 April 2021
Oakland, California, United States
The 8th Street Collective, a loose organization of Oakland food industry workers, and Oakland Bloom, a group that supports refugee and immigrant chefs, opened a new restaurant, bar, and community hub space. A team of ...
19 March 2021
Artolution provides art education and supplies to Rohingya Survivors in Bangladesh refugee camps, all of whom experienced severe trauma, to create life-affirming and informative murals. Topics range from safe hygiene ...
9 March 2021
Based on pressure from international aid organizations, the kingdom of Jordan now offers permits for refugees to work in agriculture, construction, hospitality and other industries. As a result, the large Syrian refug...
26 February 2021
Brno, Czech Republic
Over 3000 Words
Intercultural city workers act as bridges between public institutions and the Arab, Moldovan/Romanian, and Russian-speaking, and Vietnamese communities. They accompany clients to government offices, where their presen...
24 February 2021
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Organizations across the country are working to address food insecurity among Asian Americans, an issue that was exacerbated by COVID-19 related job losses. Groups such as VietAid in Boston and the Southeast Asian Mut...
19 February 2021
The Jordan government is prioritizing offering the Covid-19 vaccine to refugees before most citizens with the goal of decreasing the transmission rate for those who must live closely together and in crowded conditions...
8 February 2021
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Refugee agencies were forced to make operational pivots as a result of the Trump administration's Muslim ban, and then again in the aftermath of the pandemic. Agencies pivoted to providing translation help, mental hea...
4 February 2021
Justice In Motion helps Central American people who were separated from their children by the U.S. government when they attempted to migrate into the U.S. One lawyer in Honduras has succeeded many times in her three ...
Christian Science Monitor
13 January 2021
New York, New York, United States
Newly arrived immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers have found a pathway to employment through Emma’s Torch. The nonprofit eatery pays students to learn culinary skills. The program is an important stepping stone f...
Lucía Blanco Gracia
12 January 2021
Known locally as manteros, street vendors in Barcelona, Spain, organized and created a union called Diomcoop. The union offers full-time contracts to the vendors, which are difficult to obtain, and which allows them t...
7 January 2021
When the coronavirus pandemic caused Germany to enter a period of lockdown, German authorities embarked on an effort to launch multilingual campaigns to make sure asylum seekers in the country had the information nece...
28 December 2020
The Global Response Management is a humanitarian nonprofit led by U.S. military veterans and staffed by U.S. volunteers and "paid asylum seekers who were medical professionals in their homelands" that offers medical h...
24 December 2020
Hack your Future Belgium offers free IT training to migrants to help fill the country’s worker shortage in that sector and help newcomers gain skills and find work. Most participants are asylum seekers or refugees and...
22 December 2020
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Skilled immigrants are better able to capitalize on their education and work experience with some help. Initiatives in Massachusetts and Oklahoma aim to help immigrants and refugees navigate complicated higher educati...
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