Each week we collect the most interesting, inspiring and innovative refugee stories from around the world to share with you. Here are this week’s picks:
Born in a Refugee Camp, She’s Now Flying Solo Around the World (via CNN)
Shaesta Waiz was born in a refugee camp. She was a teenager the first time she remembers being on a plane and now she’s poised to circumnavigate the globe, making 18 stops along the way.
She hopes her trip will “inspire girls and young women worldwide to dream big and achieve more,” especially in the fields of science, math, engineering and aviation.
Waiz too is still dreaming. She wants to open a STEM school for girls in her native Afghanistan “so that young girls can go somewhere and use their talents.” Read more about her incredible journey.
For One South Sudanese Mother, the Little Things Mean Everything (via USA for UNHCR)
Every day, mothers like Opani risk dangerous journeys with their families to escape violence in their towns and villages. They often flee with little more than the clothes they are wearing.