From textile waste to refugee livelihoods
From an article on Reasons to be Cheerful
In 5 years, Refugee Artisan Initiative has diverted 5,000lbs of textiles from the landfill and produced 120,000 items, 37 women have earned £400,000 in income, and eight have launched online shops.
Principles for asylum dispersal
From a briefing by Asylum Matters and NACCOM
Ensuring that people seeking asylum receive adequate temporary accommodation and support while they wait for a decision on their application should be a fundamental aspect of a fair and just asylum system. 12 principles..
The Washing Machine Project
70% of the world does not have access to an electric washing machine. Hand washing clothes is time and water-consuming.affecting livelyhoods, health. The Project developed an off-grid, manual machine, which saves 60% of time and 50% water.
Helping people with trauma after a disaster - 2
A guest blog by Frank Cole, Trauma Healing trainer
Trauma healing materials mainly focus on help that can be given when sufferers are in recovery. There is less material to help with practical care immediately after a crisis. Article seeks to address this..
Helping people with trauma after a disaster - 1
From a booklet by Trauma Healing Institute
Due to the war in Ukraine, many people have volunteered to receive refugees. How can caregivers be prepared to help with trauma that refugees may be suffering? Booklet, Helping People after a Disaster, guides..
An 8 minute award winning animation inspired by true events and filled with messages of empathy and hope, Umbrella follows Joseph's story, a boy who lives in an orphanage and dreams of having a yellow Umbrella.
A film from Faith and Co
Allows refugee chefs to have a pop-up kitchen for a day a week and cook the food from their country. They keep the proceeds and pay a below market rate for the kitchen hire. It helps them develop skills and prove their ideas.
The Choose Love online shop is the world’s first to sell real products for refugees and displaced communities. There are three categories of products; Emergency Needs, Daily Survival, Building Futures.
Situated in Coventry, Proof Bakery was founded as a social enterprise to help refugee women learn professional baking skills and find steady employment. Their specialties are sourdough bread, focaccia and Middle Eastern-inspired bakes.
Look Beyond Borders
From a video by Amnesty International
When you sit down opposite a specific person and look into their eyes, you no longer see an anonymous refugee, one of the migrants, and notice the human before you, just like yourself – loving, suffering, dreaming.