Syrian Students Win at Vex Robotics

https://share.america.gov/u-s-hosts-syrian-robotics-team/

Syrian students from a refugee camp in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley recently designed an award-winning robot at the 2018 Vex Robotics Competition in the United States. Maher Al Issawi, Ammar Nasser Kpoor, Tahani Arnaout, Rawan al-Gohary and Amna Labbad designed the […]

Empowering Refugees

http://refugeecodeacademy.org/

The Refugee Code Academy recently visited one of the largest refugee camps in the world to set up an on-site coding school. HTiL team member Omron Blauo in this excellent article, highlights the benefits of A NEW MODEL FOR REFUGEES […]

Jesuit Worldwide Learning

http://www.jrsusa.org/Voices_Detail.cfm?TN=DTN-20110620034142

“Fr. Peter Balleis, SJ, a leading advocate of refugee and forcibly displaced persons’ rights, has been fighting for human rights and social justice with Jesuit Refugee Services for more than 20 years. As executive president of Jesuit Worldwide Learning, Fr. […]

SMARTCASH & UN BlockChain Summit

SmartCash

SmartCash was invited by the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs in New York to present at The Humanitarian Blockchain Summit, hosted by Fordham University in collaboration with the United Nations Office of Information and Communication Technology on the 10th November. The Humanitarian Blockchain […]

Building Digital Identities

Building digital identities, we are very happy to post this fantastic report.  The aim of the report is (as described below) specifically in line with the urgent requirement also identified by HTiL and planned to be addressed in phase 3 […]

Winterization in Kara Tepe camp, Lesvos

Kara Tepe drone picture

Depending so highly on a single donor makes UNHCR the operational arm of the EU’s shortsighted policies. This is the third winter for UNHCR in Greece… Winterization is a word used in the humanitarian world to describe a number of […]

Basic Arabic UX for Business

arabic UX

Designing for the Arab User some things to consider in relation to basic Arabic UX for Business. What you’ll read about in this article: Mirroring layout for an Arabic interface is key, but has its limitations, Digits are written from […]

Migrants Skills to Thrive

international migration

  Michael Clemens, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development and Research Managing International Migration  “The world urgently needs better tools to manage international migration. But few agree on how to make those tools, or even which ones we need. We […]

How Connections Help Place the Displaced – Techonomy

In the midst of a devastating refugee crisis in Syria and elsewhere, startups across the globe are now applying networked technology to help the displaced. Both for-profit and nonprofit organisations are helping people find homes, jobs, skills, and other tools. […]