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Mariéme Jamme, who received no education until she was 16, is now a technology entrepreneur with a mission to train young women.
Refugee runners, originally from South Sudan, travelled to Tampere, Finland, to compete against young elite athletes from nearly 100 nations.
“I was really scared, so I decided to cross the border with my family to Kenya for safety”
Over 530 refugee students have benefited from the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative, known as DAFI scholarship since it started in 1992.
Asaba comes hot on the heels of the team’s commendable performance at the World U18 Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland.
New study reveals private sector investment opportunities, that build self-reliance and empower refugees in Kakuma Camp, Kenya
“We need to change the mindset that refugees are sitting at the camp, doing nothing but receiving assistance. Many of them are, in fact, running businesses and creating jobs for others.”
“I believe making a personal connection is key to fully championing the plight of refugees. I have to speak and take action not just from a place of understanding, but of experience as well.”
Refugee Olympic Team athlete Pur Biel, who fled South Sudan, has spoken about the importance of peace ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics.read more
The Kalobeyei ‘Super’ Health Centre provides services to about 38,000 residents, both refugees and host communities.
An estimated 9,600 Ethiopian asylum seekers fled into Moyale in northern Kenya following internal violence.
It is against this background that UNHCR and partners hope to increase enrolment of refugees in higher education from the current one percent 1% access in the local area.
Aid groups appeal for US$1.5 billion for refugees and US$1.7 billion for those in need inside the country in 2018.