You’ll find here a variety of filmed stories, article write ups, panel discussions and TED Talks.

Many of these reveal challenges and despair, but underneath, there is shared resilience, hope and strength.  Refugees are survivors, and with a warm welcome and the right support in their new homes, they can be thrivers.

A boat carrying 500 refugees sunk at sea. The story of two survivors - Melissa Fleming, TEDxThessaloniki

Aboard an overloaded ship carrying more than 500 refugees, a young woman becomes an unlikely hero. This single, powerful story, told by Melissa Fleming of the UN's refugee agency, gives a human face to the sheer numbers of human beings trying to escape to better lives.

 

Don't feel sorry for refugees — believe in them - Luma Mufleh, TED2017

Luma Mufleh, a Jordanian immigrant and Muslim of Syrian descent who founded the first accredited school for refugees in the United States. Mufleh shares stories of hope and resilience, explaining how she's helping young people from war-torn countries navigate the difficult process of building new homes.

 

The refugee crisis is a test of our character - David Miliband, TED2017

It's not just a crisis; it's a test of who we are and what we stand for, says David Miliband -- and each of us has a personal responsibility to help solve it. Miliband, the president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, gives us specific, tangible ways to help refugees and turn empathy and altruism into action.

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