Integration of resettled refugees

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The Swedish Refugee quota

They are often called “quota refugees” but many prefer the label “UN refugees”. It also happens – consciously or unconsciously – that they are wrongly called “real refugees” in opposition to those who came to Sweden and sought asylum on their own. This is a matter of the approximately 1,900 people taken as part of the annual Swedish refugee quota and who have their residence permit prepared before entry.

Innovative San Diego Refugee Resettlement Program that Serves Broader Community Earns Award for Exceptional Immigrant Integration Initiatives

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) on Wednesday announced that the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in San Diego, California, is one of four recipients of its 2011 E Pluribus Unum Prize for exceptional immigrant integration initiatives. The national award honors the IRC in San Diego for its multi-faceted approach to helping refugees and their families become self-sufficient and successfully integrate into the local workforce and the larger U.S. society. California received 41,220 refugees from 2005 to 2010, according to the California Department of Health and Human Services, with 12,310 resettled in San Diego. As federal and state budget tightening continues, the safety net that non-profit refugee resettlement programs provide has become increasingly important, as has the need for refugees to quickly achieve self-sufficiency.

RELATÓRIO DE ACTIVIDADES 2011

The CPR activity report for 2011 : resettlement and integration; challenges and projects for the future.

(Article is available in Portuguese only)

CULTURAL ORIENTATION LEAFLET FOR RESETTLED REFUGEES IN PORTUGAL

The following Cultural Orientation Leaflet presents information aimed at refugees who might be eligible for resettlement in Portugal. This Leaflet sets out to portray, in a simple but accurate fashion, the Portuguese historic, socioeconomic, political and cultural context, while also describing service provision in favour of resettled refugees after arrival. The aim of this leaflet is to promote autonomy upon arrival in Portugal, minimising potential cultural misunderstandings and facilitating integration into the Portuguese society.

Le récit d'un réfugié érythréen réinstallé en Belgique

Filmon Ande escaped from Eritrea in 2007. After having faced death in the Sahara desert with his family, he now lives in Belgium thanks to EU resettlement programmes. The European Parliament aims at helping refugees like Filmon and It is engaged in this task.