Fear of causing anxiety is preventing parents from talking to their children about refugees

New Research: Over half (51%) of UK parents with school aged children fear talking to their children about refugees and the impact of conflict and persecution will make their child anxious. Despite 65% of parents believing it’s important to have conversations with their children about refugees, more than two fifths (43%) admit they themselves feel worried speaking to their kids about the subject. This is according to new research from the British Red Cross. The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has created one of the biggest and fastest influx of refugees that Europe has ever seen, triggering…

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The BNP Paribas Foundation strengthens its commitment to the integration of refugees

On World Refugee Day, the BNP Paribas Foundation has strengthened its actions in favour of the professional integration of refugees, by joining forces with the international organisation SINGA Global for a three-year partnership. Revealing the talents of newcomers Present in 18 cities and 7 countries, SINGA Global works across the world to create a link between migrants and the host society. It supports the inclusion of people from migrant backgrounds and those forced into exile, offering an incubation programme for newcomers or locals with a project that promotes social cohesion. …

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UNHCR and TikTok launch campaign in solidarity with refugees from Ukraine and beyond

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and TikTok have joined hands to launch a music campaign promoting solidarity with refugees globally. The campaign began with #TheWorldNeeds, a UNHCR-initiated global hashtag challenge, to be followed by a series of TikTok LIVE concerts from May 4 to May 7. #TheWorldNeeds calls on creators, artists, and communities to spread a message of global support for refugees calling for safe and legal access to asylum for all. With the support of Warner Recorded Music, Warner Chappell Music and BMG, Dionne Warwick’s iconic track “What The World…

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Amazon Launches Employment Support Program for Refugees

Amazon has launched the Welcome Door program, a new initiative to provide refugee and humanitarian-based immigrant employees with additional resources and support, as well as reimbursement for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) fees. “At Amazon, we have a variety of jobs and welcome all kinds of people, and we’re proud to offer enhanced support for refugees around the world,” said Ofori Agboka, Amazon’s vice president of People eXperience and Tech for Operations. “Being displaced from your homeland and having to start again somewhere new is challenging and emotional. It is an honor…

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Global fashion chain donates laptops to support homeless and refugees

British global fashion chain New Look has donated more than 1,000 laptops and computers, as part of a scheme to help some of the most vulnerable in society. The laptops, computers and other tech items, such as smartphones, have been delivered to several UK charities before Christmas, including The Passage, C4WS and Migrant Help. The donations are part of a wider project run by social enterprise SocialBox.Biz, founded by former child refugee Peter Paduh, to help tackle digital exclusion among the homeless, refugees and the elderly. The scheme distributes old…

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