#BeARefugeeSponsor

#BeARefugeeSponsor calls for the expansion and diversification of the UK Community Sponsorship resettlement scheme of Syrian refugees as the numbers of those displaced increases.

The Benefits of Community Sponsorship of Syrian Refugees

IOHR has launched the #BeARefugeeSponsor campaign to call for the expansion of the UK Community Sponsorship of Syrian Refugees scheme. To support the campaign, IOHR held an event in Westminster, London – The Benefits of Community Sponsorship of Syrian Refugees – to expand on our primary research into best practice in Canada. The event brought together the leading Canadian and UK practitioners … Read more →

UK Sponsorship of Refugees

Bekele Woyecha – Community Sponsorship of refugees – The new route for refugee resettlement in the UK. Bekele Woyecha from Sponsor Refugees gives IOHR TV insight into the UK’s Community Sponsorship scheme which gives community groups the opportunity to support the resettlement of Syrian refugee families in the UK by providing financial, emotional and practical support … Read more →

Celebration of Sponsored Refugees in UK

The initiation of the new National Community Sponsorship Awards was announced in St. George’s Cathedral at the annual Migrants’ Mass on 7th May 2018. Officially sponsored by IOHR, the awards to be held on 2nd October 2018 will celebrate more than 100 community sponsorship groups that are calling for the expansion of the sponsorship scheme in the UK. … Read more →

UNHCR: Challenges Refugees Face

Doaa Elbayad, UNHCR protection officer in Iraqi Kurdistan talks about the challenges the UNHCR faces to support refugees. UNHCR is facing an urgent shortfall of US$270 million for their work with Syrian refugees and internally displaced people. The money is needed to provide cash assistance, protection, education, health and shelter … Read more →

Tima Kurdi lobbies the UK to support more refugees

Tima Kurdi the aunt of Alan Kurdi the two-year old Syrian who boy was found dead on a Turkish beach in 2015 after fleeing war-torn Syria and drowning in the Mediterranean, traveled from Canada to the UK to share her family’s tragic story and lobby the UK government to extend the resettlement of refugees past the year 2020. … Read more →

Including Refugees in the UK Workplace

IOHR partnered with the Greater London Authority and brought together more than twenty-five business leaders, public sector policy makers, refugees, NGOs to launch the #WorkWellRefugees campaign. Panelists and workshop participants discussed how to include more refugees in the UK workplace. … Read more →

A New Start: Sponsoring A Refugee Family

The 28 February 2017 will forever be etched on my memory. On that day the most wonderful, resilient, inspiring family came into my life. As I stood at the arrivals gate at Gatwick Airport, minutes before they came through, I worried about how things would be. I already knew each of their names and ages and a few details about their background. Two days earlier, I’d taken out the passport-sized photos … Read more →

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