Refugee settlements are meant to provide a short-term shelter for people escaping terror at home, but the average stay in a refugee camp is now well over ten years. Nobody plans for this. Refugee camps are created sporadically and as temporary measures. In many cases the camps are far from infrastructure, often in resource scarce locations, susceptible to natural disasters.
Yusra Moshtat is from Baghdad, Iraq. She fled the Gulf War in the 1990s and came to Sweden. This blog tells her astonishing story and how she ended up working with new immigrants, helping them to integrate through exploring Swedish nature.