Resources for Refugees
In order to increase and enhance communications touch points with refugees during the resettlement timeframe and to harmonize CO messaging across the resettlement continuum, CORE has launched the Refugee Communications project.
As part of this project, CORE has created Resources for Refugees which are targeted at refugee applicants themselves and will be available to them through the CORE Resettlement Navigator website. However, CO providers, case worker staff, partner organizations, Resettlement Agencies, and others, may also want to access and use these resources as they work with refugees. For convenience, all of these resources can be found on the For Providers hub page. These resources are intended to augment, not replace, face-to-face Cultural Orientation at overseas Resettlement Support Centers and at domestic resettlement offices.
The two animated videos below provide an overview for refugees of both the USRAP and the R&P process.
Using CORE’s Resources for Refugees
As much as possible, CORE’s Resources for Refugees prioritize visual simplicity and design clarity; low-literacy and low digital literacy needs; and cultural and linguistic adaptability. (Currently, resources are available in English and Arabic, with more languages coming soon.)
Select resources are available as a set with the same information available as a printable PDF fact sheet, a slideshow, or a podcast to accommodate refugee reading levels and digital access. Service providers are encouraged to direct refugees toward the CORE Resettlement Navigator website and to use any of the Resources for Refugees to reinforce face-to-face instruction. CORE will continue to add new resources and languages, so check back often for new resources and sign up for CORE’s eNewsletter here.
All CO resources available on the CORE Resettlement Navigator website are free to access, download, and use!