Support Networks

Support networks by and for refugees were and are of central importance for the initial period and further life after the flight. These networks function – then as now – side by side and with each other. Since the state support structures are often not sufficient, a complex network of local, transnational and global, state and non-state, institutional and informal organizations develops to provide material, psychological and legal support to refugees; and thereby make their new beginning, as far as it’s possible, easier.

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Films 9

“I am poor, I cannot help with money, but I would like to help with what I can, I would like to train the women, I would like to give courses, without payment of course. If only I had a suitable room, because in our “home” I can not ask anyone. Help me to find a room, I said to the secretary, unaware that she knew my name from over there, even if she did not know me personally.”

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