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Our Berlin_Portal is at the Migration Hub. The Migration Hub Network creates spaces, where social entrepreneurs and organizations meet to design solutions around mass migration. Our network generates physical impact within communities and connects organizations across Europe. This fosters collaboration between actors in the public and private sector in order to transform the challenges surrounding mass migration into opportunities.
Migration Hubs identify and host innovative social initiatives and social entrepreneurs working in the field of migration and inclusion and help them thrive. We help scale grassroots initiatives into sustainable entities working to empower migrants from all walks of life, build relationships with other organizations in the field, and match initiatives with our partners (NGOs, CSR departments, foundations, academic institutions) who already do, or want to, support new migrants and refugees.
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Omar Alshafai is an electrical engineer and app developer. He fled Damascus when war broke out and has been living in Berlin since April 2015. He is the co-founder of the Bureacrazy app, which helps simplify German bureaucracy for refugees and migrants. Omar speaks Arabic, English and German.
Karam Yahya is a Syrian refugee who made a dangerous journey to Berlin for a better life. Her has been living in Berlin since July 2015, studying German language and volunteering with several refugee initiatives. Karam is from Idlib in the northwest of Syria. He has previously worked as a community mobilizer with ActionAid in the Zaatari Camp. For more on Karam, read his interview with the European Student Union.