How to build refugee self-reliance during COVID-19

Syrian refugee students and instructor, Yasine Hariri, use his invention that is a robot prototype that automatically dispenses sanitiser to avoid contact and combat the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as a part of the camp's UNHCR-led Innovation Lab program, at the Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, July 14, 2020. Picture taken July 14, 2020

Everyone stands to gain ... new programmes are boosting entrepreneurship among refugees. Image: REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Sasha Chanoff
Founder and Executive Director, RefugePoint
Amy Slaughter
Senior Adviser, RefugePoint
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