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Refugees speak out at Lisbon Forum, amid calls to improve coordination of humanitarian aid Featured

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Adam, a 26-year-old student from Syria Adam, a 26-year-old student from Syria Sandro Weltin/©Council of Europe

"Refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria explained their experiences at this year’s Lisbon Forum, as calls were made to improve coordination to assist them as humanitarian crises continue."



"Adam, a 26-year-old Syrian student in Portugal, explained how programmes like the Global Platform for Syrian Students should be expanded. Founded three years ago by former Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio, with the support of the Council of Europe and other organizations, the programme has so far enabled Adam and some 150 other young Syrians to resume university studies under its emergency scholarship programs."


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  • Source: Council of Europe, Civil Society, Parliaments, Regional and Local Authorities, International Organisations, Global Platform for Syrian Students
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