“A refugee is not a desperate person. A refugee is someone with experience, knowledge and ideas. These ideas can help host communities.”
Smart cities positively invest in the presence of refugees because they can also benefit the host community.
Surrounded by fields of green, Ola, 33, and her family, three daughters and a young son, live in a small top floor apartment in Northern Jordan. After seven years as refugees, fleeing their home in Daraa, Syria, it is only now that Jordan is starting to feel like home. Life has not always been easy, but Ola has been determined to fight for her survival, to show her daughters that they can be everything and anything they want to be. This is her story:
As part of its education strategy to advance inclusive and equitable education for all in Jordan, UNHCR, in collaboration with Learning Equality and with grant funding from Google.org, is launching a network of 10 innovative learning hubs in community centers throughout the Kingdom.
Each year, refugees around the world walk 2 billion kilometres from their homes in search of safety. This year, UNHCR Jordan is launching the #StepWithRefugees campaign at the Dead2Red Running Race, to show solidarity and foster greater understanding of refugees in the region.
Jordanian and Syrian refugees collaborate setting up businesses in Jordan.