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WOSM Reaching Out & Including Refugees Conference 2018

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The second edition of WOSM’s Reaching Out & Including Refugees Conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium, from 7 to 10 December 2018.

Representatives of NSOs and NSAs engaged of interested in running projects inviolving refugees and migrants will discuss challenges and best practices. More details will be shared in due course.

Human Rights of Refugees – A Joint Statement of the European Regions of WOSM and WAGGGS (Joint Communication 06 2018)

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Guides and Scouts are strongly committed to contributing to refugee support activities in their local communities. WOSM and WAGGGS work jointly in actions related to human rights, supporting and connecting their member organisations in playing an active role in the current migrant and refugee situation in Europe.

On 20 June, World Refugee Day, the the two regions shared a strong statement with their member organisations and relevant partners, including European Institutions and NGOs with whom we cooperate.

Joint Communication 06 2018 presents you the Joint Statement “Human Rights of Refugees” of the European Regions of WAGGGS and WOSM.

  • Joint Statement “Human Rights of Refugees” in English
  • Déclaration conjointe “Droits de l’Homme des réfugiés” en français

Good morning Kemal. This world may change, after all. Good morning. (*)

Dimitra sharing food with refugees in Lesvos

This picture was taken a year ago on the island of Lesvos in Greece. Together with the following text it was published by journalist and local Scout Leader Stratis Balaskas on the website of the Greek news agency he works for. A year later, the situation on Lesvos, Chios, Kos, other islands and mainland Greece is still far from what we would like it to see. And to this day local Scouts are involved in numerous activities supporting refugees across the country. The story could well describe some action taken place yesterday.

“What are pancakes?” – “Come, let’s cook them together!”

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Scouts and Guides contributing to refugee support activities in their local communities in Europe (45): a story from Vienna in Austria.

“What are pancakes?” – “Come, let’s cook them together!” This is the kind of dialogue you may have recently heard at the weekly meeting of the “Camelot” Rangers and Rovers (commonly called RaRo, these are Scouts and Guides aged between 16 and 21 years) of Vienna’s 32nd Scout and Guide Group (Vienna 32) in Austria (members of Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Österreichs). The pancake cooking activity was part of the programme run by the Rangers and Rovers with and for unaccompanied young refugees in the framework of the #rarofugees project launched by the Vienna Scouts and Guides last winter.

“If I can only decide one thing for my children, then I would like them to be able to remain active in Scouting”

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Scouts and Guides contributing to refugee support activities in their local communities in Europe (44): a story from Ullerslev in Denmark, first published in the Danish daily Politiken.

No need to know Danish to understand the “peppermint game”: is came: pass a small peppermint sweet from a dry spaghetti you hold in your mouth to another one held by your friend; without the help of your hands of course! But the task is not easy at all: Raman and Ibrahim, 8 and 10 years old, make efforts to get their spaghettis to meet in the hole of the small peppermint sweet and move their heads so that the sweet slides from one spaghetti to the other without falling down.