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Project Report | Jun 25, 2018
World Refugee Day and more!

By IsraAID Staff | Working with refugees around the world

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day was marked around the world on Wednesday, June 20th. According to the UNHCR, there are now 68.5 million displaced people around the world – the highest number since World War Two. 25.4 million are refugees. Every day, an average of 44,400 people are forced to flee their homes.

This year, IsraAID focused on the ways in which refugees around the world are building new lives in their host countries. Read the article from IsraAID’s co-CEOs: You Escape. You Find Refuge. Then What? (link at the bottom of this update).

Thought for the day

"With my training from IsraAID, I can change things for the better. When kids fight, I can change that. When kids are sad, I can change that. There is always so much to learn, but there are many things I can do."

- Mouch, facilitator and football coach at our Child Resource Center in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, is a refugee from South Sudan and has worked with IsraAID for four years.

There are more than 185,000 refugees from across the region living in Kakuma Refugee Camp in rural Turkana County, Kenya. Nearly 60% are under the age of 18. IsraAID’s Child Resource Center in Kakuma is an oasis for these children, with daily activities, psychosocial support, safe water, and the chance to – simply – be kids. All of the facilitators at the center are refugees themselves. 

I want to give my heart to others

Meet Asefa, a math teacher at the School of Peace in Lesbos, Greece.  A Yazidi refugee from Sinjar in Iraq, Asefa has lived in a refugee camp on the island for the past six months. She has three younger siblings in the Kurdish classes at the school and two brothers in Germany. She really hopes her family will be together soon.

"I want to instill within my students an open mind about their futures and their next steps in life. I want to give my heart to others, not just my students, not just the Kurdish people, but to everyone. I'm very proud to be my young sister's teacher. I hope that she can learn to be a powerful leader."

Run in partnership with the Israeli youth movement Hashomer Hatzair, the School of Peace is the only school on Lesbos with mother tongue education in Arabic, Congolese French, Dari Farsi and Kurdish, taught by refugee teachers from all around the world. 170 children attend every day.

Thank you for your support! More updates to follow ...

IsraAID's facilitators in Kakuma
IsraAID's facilitators in Kakuma
Asefa at the School of Peace, Lesbos
Asefa at the School of Peace, Lesbos


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Location: Tel Aviv, Merkaz - Israel
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Tamar Lazarus
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