Watch: Elderly Hungarians Help Refugees Find New Purpose

Helping elderly Hungarians doesn't just prove the value asylum seekers can bring to a society - it also helps them overcome the traumas of their past.

Refugees in Hungary are helping to look after the elderly in a care home, proving that they can be an asset to a country that has largely closed itself to asylum seekers.

And the work is mutually beneficial: by helping the elderly, it is easier for the refugees to put their past traumas behind them. It is also personally rewarding:

“I like this work,” says Radwa Al Nazer, 29, from Damascus, Syria. “It requires a lot of patience and kindness but sometimes I want to cry when I see I have made a patient happy.”

Watch and share this video from the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and help change the narrative on asylum seekers in Hungary and beyond.