Those of us who know refugees, know that they are pragmatists and are concerned about what happens if things don’t work out with their sponsor, where would they live? How do they find a new home? Refugees are very aware of the visa process, which is confusing and time consuming, and want to know what they do if their sponsor pulls out after a visa has been issued.
We’re capturing all this feedback and using it to build our ‘phase two’ response; however, the biggest learning from the pilot phase isn’t learning at all, it’s a reminder of the importance of agency. And that when you’ve had so much taken away from you, being able to have some agency around where you live is so important to those fleeing conflict.
I know this post will lead to more questions, so please do drop us a line with what information you would like from us.
Look out for my next post which will cover our learning from a sponsor side.
Kate Brown, Chief Executive Officer