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Remote Work Solutions for Refugees in MENA

The 'Innovation for Inclusion' is a study that explores the feasibility of remote work for refugees, opening new pathways to bridge the talent-opportunity gap and new income streams.

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Abstract

The MENA region faces significant unemployment challenges, particularly among youth and Syrian refugees, due to legal and social barriers. Humanitarian efforts often fail to create substantial job opportunities, with a focus on tech roles, leaving non-tech professionals, especially female refugee youth, with few options. Remote work emerges as a promising solution, offering flexibility and accessibility, overcoming traditional employment hurdles. This study explores the feasibility of remote work for refugees, aiming to empower them and bridge the talent-opportunity gap.

Publishing Date: June 2024
Language: English
Innovation for inclusion

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37%

face difficulties finding suitable opportunities despite utilizing specialized platforms.

47%

distance to the workplace is a major concern, with many turning down opportunities far from home due to high transportation costs relative to low salaries.

83%

of interviewees are affected by discrimination based on nationality affects, leading to feelings of rejection and denial of their right to work.

53%

of the interviewees have experience with remote work.

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About Jusoor

Jusoor, which means "bridges" in Arabic, is an international NGO with the mission of “Maximizing the potential of Syrian youth through education”.

Founded in 2011 by Syrian Diaspora in the private sector, Jusoor is a unique model of humanitarian intervention known for its innovative approach, dynamic and continuously improving programs, high-velocity execution, and the strength of its global partnerships. We believe in lean impact, and hold ourselves accountable for being nimble and responsive to the realities of Syrian children and youth on the ground and in the diaspora.

Jusoor is a non-political, non-religious non profit organization and is globally registered as a US 501c3 in the US, and a charitable organization in Canada, the United Kingdom, Jordan and Lebanon.

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