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Human Wrongs Watch

February 2019 (UNHCR)*A growing number of cities around the world are embracing refugees. This series looks at how they are helping the displaced to help themselves.

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Indonesia. Fashion guru empowers refugees without legal rights to work or study

Refugees get a chance to start over in style in Jakarta

An Indonesian fashion entrepreneur’s project to provide training and empower refugees aims to create new opportunities.

Rwanda. Burundian entrepreneur refugee cooking with gas

Kigali sees economic sense in helping refugee entrepreneurs

Support scheme in Rwandan capital and elsewhere sees refugee businesses including Burundian-owned LPG store create 2,600 new jobs countrywide.

 
Brazil. Venezuelans Resettle In Sao Paulo

São Paulo helps refugees find their feet in Brazil

The largest city in the Americas not only welcomes refugees and migrants, but also helps them find work and regain their autonomy.

 
Iraq. Syrian refugee doctor treats patients while living in exile

Erbil reaps rewards by allowing Syrian refugees to flourish

Northern Iraqi city’s choice to embrace refugees and keep job markets open has benefited both Syrians and locals alike, local governor says.

 
Austria. The city of Vienna, with its long, post-war record of welcoming refugees, has risen to the challenge of integrating thousands of newcomers who arrived in 2015

Vienna learns the benefit of giving warm welcome to refugees

Informed by decades of hosting refugees, Austria’s capital has enlisted the help of locals and refugees alike in schemes to integrate new arrivals to the city.

 
Germany. Mayor Hollstein has worked tirelessly to welcome newcomers into his town of Altena. It's an achievement which has seen him nominated for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.

German mayor sets example of how to welcome refugees

Andreas Hollstein and his town of Altena are the Europe finalists for UNHCR’s annual Nansen Award.

 
Poland. City of Solidarity leads the way in welcoming refugees

Polish city leads the way in solidarity with refugees

The city of Gdansk has offered a warm welcome to migrants and refugees.

 

*SOURCE: UNHCRUN Refugee Agency. Go to ORIGINAL.

2019 Human Wrongs Watch

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