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Homes for refugees, – and everyone else

DK Housing Refugee Meeting 280116_photo_Francois David05This is the second national meeting taking place in Denmark within the IFHP programme of Housing of Refugees and Migrants. The first meeting took place in January 2016.
The objective of the meeting is to provide a platform for:
1. A network of professionals engaged in housing refugees, whom are interested in working cross sectorial, aimed at turning houses into homes.
2. Sharing challenges, knowledge and solutions regarding how to navigate the present situation with housing stock under increasing pressure.
The participants will be expected to actively discuss, share and learn.  Sign up! 
NB. The meeting will be held in Danish.
More information here.

SYRIAN VOICES

imagesRefugees in Jordan share their stories by UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), now celebrating 50 years, focuses on resilience and livelihoods in its work on behalf of the most vulnerable in Syria and in the countries struggling with the impacts of the Syrian crisis.

In Exposure you can read some of the UNDP stories.

This time meet some of the Syrian refugees living in Jordan who are raising their voices to tell the world what is happening in Syria. Here are their stories.


 

EU Migration Crisis

385928980_9eb6180d1b_zMédecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a worldwide movement that provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, regardless of race, religion, creed or political convictions.

This month (March 2016) they wrote a very interesting article with an update on the current situation in Europe and its role in this crisis. You can read about how the European Union and the  European governments led to the worsening of the refugee crisis in 2015, and the humanitarian consequences of border closures.

Read the full article here.


 

CHILDREN PAY THE BIGGEST PRICE FOR THE EU’S FLAWED RESPONSE

By SAVE THE CHILDREN

Save the Children290740816_1280x720 is the world’s leading independent organisation for children, working in  120 countries. Save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential is their mission.

This month (March 2016) they wrote about how the European Union current lack of response and failing with refugee children.

In their article you can read “As leaders meet in Brussels to agree a deal to solve the crisis, they are prioritising the security of their borders over the safety of children. Forty per cent of those arriving in Greece in February 2016 were minors and, since the start of 2016 alone, nearly two per day have lost their lives crossing the sea.”

 

Read the full article here.

2 billion Euros for the construction of affordable homes

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A solution to the housing shortage is necessary; refugees must be accommodated in time; and it should be avoided that they occupy the accommodations that are needed by low-income German families.

Read the full article here.

 


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andreia fidalgo
Andreia Fidalgo

Member of the IFHP office in Copenhagen
Project Assistant of the Housing Refugees Project

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