‘Friends for life’: how living with locals helped refugees feel at home in a new country

Resettlement creates challenging situations for both the refugees seeking a new life, and for the communities in which they are placed. While many in these communities will feel sympathy towards refugees, others are afraid of what foreign migrants moving into their towns and villages might mean for their local socioeconomic environment.

Fishing for plastic

“We want to empower every fisherman to catch plastic and then bring it back to the port and upcycle it. That would create a huge global impact,”Arapakis said, “I think there is a lot of awareness from our generation about plastic pollution and other environmental challenges. Awareness that I don’t think has existed on such a wide scale for decades.”