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Reflections from the DREEM Youth Advisory Committee: Our Challenges Need a Solution

My name is Racheal Athiak Makuei, and I am a law graduate and an alumnus of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. I am a refugee youth living at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Turkana County, in Kenya. I was born and raised in Kakuma and completed both my primary and secondary education in the camp.…

Reflections from the DREEM Youth Advisory Committee: It’s Now Our Time

When you wake up every day from a good night’s sleep in that cozy bed, have a decent job and pizza is not just a diagram in your head but a regular meal, this is what we would generally perceive as a decent life. In the midst of the imagination of everyone’s efforts to make…

Introducing DREEM

The Displaced and Refugee Youth Enabling Economic Mechanism project – or DREEM – is an exciting partnership between the Mastercard Foundation and WUSC in East Africa that is working to facilitate an enabling environment for the inclusion of refugee and displaced youth, especially young women, to fully participate in society. Through building more inclusive institutions…
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Press Release: Three Refugee Olympic athletes bound for Canada to pursue their postsecondary education after Tokyo Games

Three athletes from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Refugee Olympic Team, Rose Nathike Likonyen, Paulo Amotun Lokoro and James Nyang Chiengjiek have been offered admission to Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario for the 2021-2022 academic year through a new complementary pathway of WUSC’s long-standing Student Refugee Program.
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The Student Refugee Program celebrates the class of 2021

Unusual, challenging, and isolating are all words that can be used to describe the 2020-2021 academic school year. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the lives of people around the world, particularly students. Universities, colleges, and CEGEPs across Canada and around the world have shifted to online learning. Resilience is another word that comes to…
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Four Takeaways from the 2020 UNHCR Global Trends Report

Four Takeaways from the 2020 UNHCR Global Trends Report  Just in time for World Refugee Day on June 20, UNHCR released their annual Global Trends in Forced Displacement Report. The report highlights trends and changes in forced displacement in 2020 and explores the impact of forced displacement on people around the world. It also calls…
World Refugee Day Spotlight Series 2021

World Refugee Day Spotlight Series

On Sunday, June 20 we celebrated 20 years of World Refugee Day. In recognition of this important milestone we launched a Spotlight Series profiling 20 + refugees, one a day for 20 days leading up to World Refugee Day. The objective of this campaign was to highlight the work of refugee leaders and changemakers who…
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6 Actions You Can Take For World Refugee Day

With 26 million people living with refugee status around the world, global awareness and action are urgently needed to support those fleeing conflict and/or persecution. Here are six actions you can take on World Refugee Day to help shine a light on the global displacement crisis.
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Webinar: Deadly Voyages Book Launch

Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys across the Globe explores the burdens and impact of perilous migration, while considering which laws, policies, practices, and venues might establish empathy and protection for migrants.
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Book Launch | Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys across the Globe

Join us on Monday, June 7 for a discussion with contributing authors of Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys across the Globe. Register today!

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