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How five friends can change a refugee’s life

Groups of Dutch friends are helping families settle when they move to a new country.

Dutch friends Evelien and Roel are part of a group sharing their social networks and local knowledge with Laila, a Syrian refugee, and her family. They’re taking part in a pilot project in the Netherlands called Samen Hier, which matches locals and newcomers. The idea is to help people who live nearby get to know one another and encourage integration.

Produced and presented by Claire Bates

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