In France, the Accueil des chrétiens d’Orient – Le Cyrénéen association offers hospitality to Christian families from the Middle East as they await a more lasting solution.
In addition to providing accommodation and material support, the association helps refugees to acculturate. It gives them assistance with their administrative formalities, in learning the language and culture, in planning for their future and in assimilating into the host communities.
The support of the Michelin Corporate Foundation has enabled young Iraqi refugees who have arrived in the Auvergne region with their parents to receive occupational training corresponding to their abilities. They have followed a fast-track learning program in French and have taken up again at the Michelin Technical School the studies they interrupted in Iraq.