13 November 2015

What happens after refugees have arrived in the host country

The huge problem of re-settling and looking after international refugees after they’ve arrived in the host country presents many problems.  In this attached film clip from Aljazeera, 3 experts answer some of the ways this is accomplished

Presenter Martine Dennis


Elizabeth Collett is Director of Migration Policy Institute Europe and Senior Advisor to MPI's Transatlantic Council on Migration. She is based in Brussels, and her work focuses in particular on European migration and immigrant integration policy.

Nando Sigona is a sociologist with over ten years research and teaching experience in migration, refugee and ethnic studies. He joined the School of Social Policy in February 2013 as a Birmingham Fellow. Dr Sigona’s work investigates the interplay between forms and modes of contemporary membership, governance, and the politics of belonging. This is achieved through in-depth examinations of a range of experiences of membership including, but not limited to, those of: Roma; undocumented migrant families;  ethnic minorities; children of undocumented migrant parents; unaccompanied asylum seeking minors; people with dual citizenship; ‘failed’ asylum seekers; and stateless people.

Sarosh Zaiwalla trained at the maritime law company, Stocken & Co, in Fleet Street and soon realised that he had a talent for commercial law. But aptitude did not guarantee success. “It was very difficult back then for an Asian solicitor to find a job in the City,” he explained.

Martine Dennis the former BBC and SKY journalist started her broadcasting career as a graduate trainee at LBC/IRN in London in 1983. In 1985 she joined BBC World Service Radio at the United Nations.
In 1989, Martine Dennis became a presenter, reporter and producer at Sky News, before moving to South Africa in 1991 freelancing for the BBC World Service, mainly covering the final days of Apartheid in South Africa.
In 1994 she became the presenter of Carte Blanche, South Africa’s top weekly current affairs feature programme. In 1995, Martine returned back to London to work briefly as a correspondent for BBC1’s Here and Now weekly programme. Later she became a main presenter of BBC World News presenting the first edition of The World Today when it was launched in September 2001. Martine remained as main presenter of The World Today until she left the BBC in 2014.

Source: Al Jazeera, also known as Aljazeera and JSC, is a Doha-based state-funded broadcaster owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network, which is partly funded by the House of Thani, the ruling family of Qatar.