Sahan Cares: Case Study

Previously featured in our “Unlocking Refugee Self-Reliance in the UK” report, Sahan Cares is a social enterprise that provides home care and support services to the elderly. Based on the experiences of founder Abdul Shiil and his family as Somali refugees in West London, the social enterprise promotes self-reliance.

Flipping the Narrative: Let refugees be economic contributors

Published in The New Humanitarian, Flipping the Narrative is an ongoing series that aims to put the voices of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants at the centre of conversations about the policies and events that shape their lives. This second essay looks at how restrictive policies suppress refugees’ economic potential, forcing many into a situation of dependency rather than allowing them to contribute to the societies in which they live.