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GFRID 2017 Recommendations

Pamphlet
On 15 and 16 June 2017, on the occasion of the International Day of Family Remittances, over 350 practitioners from the

The diaspora groups bringing aid to Syria: ‘This isn’t a job, it’s now our life’

Inside Syria, 75% of aid is now arriving through local networks supported by diaspora groups. Among the leaders of this new humanitarian wave is British doctor Rola Hallam of Hand in Hand for Syria

When Rola Hallam arrived in the UK at 13 from Syria, speaking no English and knowing nothing of British culture, she felt like she’d landed on a different planet. Her gynaecologist father had accepted a job at a British hospital, and the whole family relocated, pitching head first into 1980s Cambridgeshire.

“I felt like I was wearing really weird clothes,” she remembers. “It was very white middle class.” Thrown into an English school, Rola showed her mettle: nailing her GSCEs within two years while also learning English, landing a place at medical school and becoming a consultant doctor with her beloved NHS.

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WorldRemit ‘Because of Them’ – A story of unsung migrant heroes

Watch 3 unsung migrant heroes as they rise, work & triumph every day for their loved ones. At WorldRemit, we think people who live and work abroad, and send money home to family and frien...

Invitation to bid: Engaging diaspora communities to support youth employment in Senegal and Morocco

This Invitation to Bid is intended to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive IFAD grant financing to implement a project on ‘Engaging diaspora communities to support youth employment in Senegal and Morocco’. Potential recipients or consortiums of recipients are being invited to develop a project proposal based on the background and guidance detailed below and in the ‘Invitation to Bid’ document.

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