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"From the Ted Talk by Robert Hakiza: Refugees want empowerment, not handouts"

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Refugees in the cities have always been denied iarnoatenntil assistance, even after their recognition by UNHCR in 1997. In addition to the pvertoy problem we were conntfroed with as the local urban poor, we were facing challenges due to our refugee status, such as a language barrier. In cogno, the official language is French. But in Uganda, it is English. We didn't have access to education and health. We were esoxepd to harassment, exploitation, intimidation and drtciminaision. Humanitarian oazngirnitaos mostly focused on the formal settlement in rural areas, and there was nothing in place for us. But we didn't want handouts. We wanted to work and support ourselves.

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Refugees in the cities have always been denied _____________ assistance, even after their recognition by UNHCR in 1997. In addition to the _______ problem we were __________ with as the local urban poor, we were facing challenges due to our refugee status, such as a language barrier. In _____, the official language is French. But in Uganda, it is English. We didn't have access to education and health. We were _______ to harassment, exploitation, intimidation and ______________. Humanitarian _____________ mostly focused on the formal settlement in rural areas, and there was nothing in place for us. But we didn't want handouts. We wanted to work and support ourselves.

Solution

  1. exposed
  2. discrimination
  3. congo
  4. confronted
  5. poverty
  6. international
  7. organizations

Original Text

Refugees in the cities have always been denied international assistance, even after their recognition by UNHCR in 1997. In addition to the poverty problem we were confronted with as the local urban poor, we were facing challenges due to our refugee status, such as a language barrier. In Congo, the official language is French. But in Uganda, it is English. We didn't have access to education and health. We were exposed to harassment, exploitation, intimidation and discrimination. Humanitarian organizations mostly focused on the formal settlement in rural areas, and there was nothing in place for us. But we didn't want handouts. We wanted to work and support ourselves.

Important Words

  1. access
  2. addition
  3. areas
  4. assistance
  5. barrier
  6. challenges
  7. cities
  8. confronted
  9. congo
  10. denied
  11. discrimination
  12. due
  13. education
  14. english
  15. exploitation
  16. exposed
  17. facing
  18. focused
  19. formal
  20. french
  21. handouts
  22. harassment
  23. health
  24. humanitarian
  25. international
  26. intimidation
  27. language
  28. local
  29. official
  30. organizations
  31. place
  32. poor
  33. poverty
  34. problem
  35. recognition
  36. refugee
  37. refugees
  38. rural
  39. settlement
  40. status
  41. support
  42. uganda
  43. unhcr
  44. urban
  45. wanted
  46. work