2.B Sponsors: From Mobilization to Engagement
B.6 What steps do sponsors need to take to prepare for the refugees’ arrival?
Why is this area important?
Sponsors should understand how to prepare for their sponsored refugees' arrival and first year.
Considerations may include:
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(i) How do sponsors plan for sponsored refugees' arrival and first year in their new country? (ii) When and how are sponsors notified of the refugees’ date of arrival? (iii) Who can sponsors contact for questions and guidance prior to refugees’ arrival? (iv) What types of preparation are necessary to immediately welcome refugees and prepare for longer-term stay? (v) Can communication pre-arrival between sponsors and refugees help to determine the latter’s needs upon arrival?