In the desert of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan, IOHR is given access to the refugee camps with The Kurdi Foundation to deliver nearly 800 uniforms to encourage Syrian refugee children to go to school. The donation falls under IOHR’s ‘Helping Hands’ fund and comes on the third anniversary of the drowning of Alan Kurdi in the […]
Jim Estill, a Canadian businessman sponsored more than 200 Syrian refugees and saved them from the horror of war. Many of them are working successfully in his company in Guelph.
The International Observatory of Human Rights sponsors the first awards celebrating the community sponsorship of Syrian refugees in the UK. The event was organised by Citizens UK foundation group, Sponsor Refugees, who created the awards to recognise the considerable achievements of individuals, community and faith groups, local authorities and even the Government in resettling refugees […]
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
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 […]
Judges of the Community Sponsorship Awards organised by Sponsor Refugees taking place on 2nd of October convene in parliament to evaluate the nominees. Sponsored by IOHR, the awards will celebrate 100 community sponsorship groups calling for the expansion of the scheme in the UK.
Citizens UK invites 200 civil society leaders to celebrate a loving Syrian family saved from the horror of war and urges the Home Office to extend the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme beyond 2020 to resettle more refugees.
Deputy Mayor of London Matthew Ryder talks about the successes and challenges of resettling refugees in the UK. He explains what it will take to meet the government’s commitment to resettle 20,000 refugees in the UK by the year 2020 and the benefits they bring to the UK workplace
Interview with Tima Kurdi, the aunt of Alan Kurdi a two year-old Syrian boy whose image gripped the world after he drowned in the Mediterranean in September 2015. He and his Syrian family were escaping the horror of war. His image became a “Wake Up Call”–a symbol of the refugee plight
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.
IOHR travels to Kettering, a small town in England with Tom Underwood, an ambassador for Sponsor Refugees.
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 […]
IOHR organised a panel discussion in Westminster, London to call for the expansion of the UK Programme. The event featured Canadian guests Mohammed Alsaleh, a former Syrian refugee who is now a Refugee Sponsorship Trainer in Vancouver B.C. and Michelle Manks of the World University Service of Canada. UK guests included Baroness Hamwee, Chris Clements […]
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 […]