Summary of The Rise of the Refugee Startup

Looking for the video?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 5 minutes.

The Rise of the Refugee Startup summary
Start getting smarter:
or see our plans

Rating

8

Qualities

  • Inspiring
  • Innovative
  • Eye Opening

Recommendation

Economist Films travels to the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, which hosts 80,000 people who’ve fled the Syrian War. Within the camp walls, the documentarians find something remarkable: a thriving entrepreneurial community. Zaatari’s 3,000 informal shops and businesses generate millions of dollars every month – proof that refugees are a tremendous, often untapped resource. getAbstract recommends this short, inspiring film to business professionals, human-rights activists and policy makers.

About the Speaker

Economist Films produces documentaries that investigate economic, social and political issues.

 

Summary

The Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan, hosts 80,000 people and is growing faster than any other refugee camp. Operating the camp costs the United Nations about £300,000 ($417,990) per day. Residents receive daily bread rations and a small monthly food allowance. Most camp residents can’t leave; nor can they hold a job unless they land an official position to help run the camp or work for an on-site NGO. However, camp officials look the other way when industrious refugees start their own businesses. In the absence of regulation, some 3,000 informal start-ups and shops are operating in Zaatari. These businesses ...


More on this topic

By the same author

How Does Science Fiction Influence the Real World?
7
Electric Cars Will Come of Age in 2018
8
Hackers Will Pose a Greater Threat in 2018
8

Customers who read this summary also read

The Refugee Crisis Is a Test of Our Character
8
The Global Learning Crisis – and What to Do About It
8
Behind the Lies of Holocaust Denial
8
The Anti-CEO Playbook
8
Disrupting Disability
8
A Pro-Wrestler’s Guide to Confidence
9

Related Channels

Comment on this summary