While working alongside Syrians...

... to provide aid to refugee communities around Jordan, Selene met many individuals with whom she closely identified. She hopes that this video will put a spotlight on the essential reminder that refugees are just like us; in Jordan she met a Syrian student with the most indomitable fighting spirit and determination to make the best out of the worst situation. The only difference is their lack of access to equal opportunities since their lives have been derailed by the perils of war. 


This video is part of the #TogetherForHope campaign series, featuring Singaporeans who have and some continue to support refugee communities in the region.

Less than 1% of refugees ever get resettled...

... in third countries and this often leaves refugees living in vulnerable situations. For those who are resettled, they build new lives and homes. Jerry shares a story of his friend who left his country of origin due to human rights violations and subsequently got resettled to the United States where he is now able to live a full and meaningful life without fear and limitations to his aspiration. Jerry hopes that one day, as a nation, we can help refugee live a life without fear and free from harm.


This video is part of the #TogetherForHope campaign series, featuring Singaporeans who have and some continue to support refugee communities in the region.

The global refugee crisis is one that...

... is multifaceted and highly complex. 


Unsatisfied with what he was seeing on mainstream media, Hakim decided that it would be best if he tries to let a first hand experience do the talking instead. So it was out of this desire to empathise better that several documentary projects were born out of, which then later led to a new way of understanding of who or what is a refugee in the 21st century.


This video is part of the #TogetherForHope campaign series, featuring Singaporeans who have and some continue to support refugee communities in the region.

For many refugee communities, Malaysia is...

... the transit country in their journey to find a home. Some 133,648 refugees and asylum seekers are from Myanmar, comprising 57,924 Rohingyas and 39,349 Chins, as per UNCHR Malaysia's report in 2017. Fazila and her team embarked on an expedition to serve children from both the Chin Catholic and Rohingya Muslim refugee communities. While getting access to basic healthcare, housing and food are the immediate needs, Fazila hopes that nurturing young impressionable minds should not be neglected. She shares two light hearted moments on the importance and value of education and literacy to both the refugee teachers and children.


This video is part of the #TogetherForHope campaign series, featuring Singaporeans who have and some continue to support refugee communities in the region.

Born and raised in singapore...

... Timothy studied the Middle East in university and moved to Jordan in September 2016, where he worked with a small grassroots NGO providing emergency assistance and community-based programming to urban refugees. He hopes that sharing his experience working firsthand with refugees will help dispel negative stereotypes about them: they are not going to other countries to disrupt people's lives but have fled war and violence in search of a better life for themselves and their children. He hopes viewers will see the refugee "crisis"—composed of many, many people!—in all its complexity: not only the dire circumstances that refugees are facing but also the resilience and bravery that they have and continue to demonstrate.


This video is part of the #TogetherForHope campaign series, featuring Singaporeans who have and some continue to support refugee communities in the region.

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