Addressing Beautiful Arua

Community Development Centre (CDC), what3words and HumanTech Innovation Lab (HTiL) are working together to bring 3-word addresses to refugee settlements in the Arua District of Uganda through the Addressing Beautiful Arua campaign. The goal of the Addressing Beautiful Arua campaign […]

UNHCR Audit 2017/18 + other cautionary tales

Operating aid to displaced populations, stateless people and refugees around the world is a complex task.  Innovative advances in technology are one way that organisations such as UNHCR have attempted to improve aid effectiveness. Critical is making sure  A) that […]

GFMD Dialogue on the Global Compact for Migration Implementation Event

GFMD Dialogue on the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) Implementation

Tuesday, 4 September 2018 GFMD Dialogue on GCM Implementation at the Palais des Nations in Geneva This dialogue follows a series of initiatives that began since Germany and Morocco assumed the GFMD Co-Chairmanship in 2017. It is part of the […]

Psychosocial support for refugee children in Uganda

refugee children in school

It has been estimated that around sixty percent of the South Sudanese refugees currently hosted in Uganda are children. Uganda is in East Africa, which has a population of roughly 369 million people. Child refugees have faced many challenges as […]

Refugee Training in Uganda

Jacob Nhial (in white shirt) is one of 900,000 South Sudanese who have fled their country since 2013. Photo NRC/ Wairimu Munyinyi-Wahome

Jacob Nhial is one of the thousands of refugees who have fled South Sudan into Uganda. In addition to being a refugee, Jacob works with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) as a community contact person.  Insiders perspective Drawing from his […]

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 […]

Urban Refugees

https://twitter.com/rohakiza/status/904042139159494656

MyInform exists precisely to empower refugees – partner with us operationally in the ground so we can do precisely that   The prevailing image of where refugees live is of temporary camps in isolated areas — but in reality, nearly […]

Mandy Patinkin speaks out on behalf of refugees

https://www.rescue.org/displaced-podcast/mandy-patinkin-homeland-actor-refugee-advocate

Actor Mandy Patinkin speaks out on behalf of refugees and is using his professional platform to advocate for improved refugee resettlement in the United States. Travelling around refugee settlements worldwide, he is learning about the experiences of both refugees and […]

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. […]