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Creative Solutions to the Refugee Crisis with Steph Cousins

Updated: Nov 17, 2019


The global refugee crisis is a political football that gets thrown around in parliamentary discussions and across the media, with the often simplistic focus of whether or not to "let people in".


The issue itself is far more complex and broad but at the heart of it are real people, who have suffered immeasurable trauma, who are seeking refuge in a safe place.


Someone who is actively doing something about it, is Stephanie Cousins.


Steph has spent the last 15 years working for Amnesty International and Oxfam in a number of roles, and in 2017 was awarded the Churchill Fellowship to research innovative refugee admission programs in Brazil, USA, Canada, Italy, Germany and Switzerland.


She documented this incredible experience and the outcomes of her research for her website Make Refuge.


Building on her findings across the globe, Steph is now the Australian Director of Talent Beyond Boundaries, connecting refugees to international job opportunities.


She shares her thoughts and experiences of working within the refugee and advocacy sector for the last 15 years, from the highs to the lows, as well as some of the personal stories of the people she has encountered along the way.


Steph is an inspiring young woman, following her passion and truly making a difference to the lives of others around her.


Listen to the episode here:


Creative Solutions to the Refugee Crisis with Steph Cousins


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