All posts tagged with: refugees

Refugees in Hong Kong

Posted July 26, 2014 no picture Grace O

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In Hong Kong, I believe that refugees are a group that require much more help. The UN defines a refugee as “a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster”. Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "everyone has the right to seek and enjoy asylum abroad from persecution." However, whilst Hong Kong is a signatory to the convention against torture (which has led to hundreds of asylum claims...

A drop in the ocean

Posted July 16, 2014 Avatar Yosr Jouini

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When I asked myself what could I do if I were a billionaire, I had basically two main ideas: The first idea was about empowering youth. And the second one was about helping refugees starting over their lives. Let’s start with the first project: What someone can do to empower youth? From a personal point view, I believe that the main fields to work on are education and employment. Therefore, my idea is about the creation of an employment fund and a scholarship program. The emp...

Where is the future of our children going?

Posted May 26, 2014 no picture Ishrat Camelia

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The ongoing violence in Syria not only affected over 5 million children but also forced millions of them out of school. The aid provided by the international community is not enough to help or back up these vulnerable children and their families. Many of them may suffer life long trauma- either physically or mentally. Providing temporary shelter, food and water is never going to save them from the harsh hot weather nor from the cold winter nights. Moreover, female children are at a...

Digital Diaries: "I want to show others the atmosphere in the camp…"

Posted January 13, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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"Through my pictures, I want to show others the atmosphere in the camp and that it’s very hard living here,” says 17 year old Amjad. “We suffered back home and came to the camp as refugees. Now we have to endure life here.” Digital Diaries Amjad, a refugee at the Za'atari refugee camp in northern Jordan, takes part in the Digital Diaries and photojournalism workshop. The three-month photography project was in partnership with Save the Children and UNICEF as a way...

Cry of the Refugees

Posted December 16, 2013 Avatar JulieVOY

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Interview with Bizimana Francois, a young filmmaker from Kenya. You can watch his PLURAL+ video “Cry of the Refugees” here: What is your video about? My video is all about the devastating living condition of families living in the Dadaab Refugee Camp in the northern part of Kenya. Why did you make this video? What motivated you to make it? What inspired me to do this video was when I went there for volunteer work and was so touched b...