68.5 million people, from all across the globe, have been forcibly displaced from their homes—more than at any point in history. People are fleeing the effects of climate change, poverty, violence, and war, but they want what we all want: a safe place to call home, happiness and peace for their families. And there are things we can all do.
People seeking asylum and refugee status are our neighbours, friends, and family. And when someone in our community needs us, we all pitch in, we all…cone together.
We don’t have all the answers, but we think we know how we can begin. Will you stand with us? Together we can ensure safety and security for some of the most vulnerable people in the world.
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The challenges and opportunities are shared across borders, so we need greater cooperation between allied organisations and countries to make our communities thrive. This includes:
We need national policies that protect the right to asylum and advance human rights and dignity, including:
We believe we have far more in common than that which divides us, so we'll be working to support understanding and awareness between locals and newcomers. Let’s melt barriers.
The Finnish Refugee Council provide specialist - and integration support to authorities, organizations and citizens in Finland. Their work includes the individual support of migrants and the training of municipalities and organizations on good practices in integration, and buddy programs!
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people
TERN Founded in 2016, The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN) supports and empowers refugees to realise their potential, fulfil their aspirations and develop their own businesses.
We’ve teamed up with our friends at The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN) to start the Ice Academy programme, an innovative model which works with people to develop their business ideas along with entrepreneurship training, mentoring and part-time employment. The programme works with people to build some of the practicalities needed to start a business; like access to finance, networks and the tools needed to put their creative ideas into action.