Refugees

Due diligence? We need an app for that.

The ubiquity of mobile phones, the reach of the Internet, the shear number of problems facing the planet, competitions and challenges galore, pots of money and strong media interest in tech-for-good projects has today created the perfect storm.

How Technology Can Support Migratory Children and Youth

The November 14, 2012, Technology Salon NYC focused on ways that ICTs can support work with children who migrate. Our lead discussants were: Sarah Engebretsen and Kate Barker from Population Council, and Brian Root and Enrique Piraces from Human Rights Watch.

Out in the Cold in Calais

The UN Refugee Agency posts a short documentary on the plight of migrants in the French port city of Calais.

The UN Refugee Agency posts a short documentary on the plight of migrants in the French port city of Calais. Well worth a watch.

Angelina Jolie makes third trip to Iraq

The UN Refugee Agency's most active goodwill ambassador makes her third trip to Iraq.  A UN spokesperson offers some details:

UNHCR has more on her trip, which is meant to call attention to the estimated 1.6 million Iraqis that remain displaced in their own country.

More reasons it sucks to be a refugee

Kate Cronin-Furman at Wronging Rights lists the top five (only five?) "reasons it sucks to be a refugee." The suckiest, IMHO, seems to be number four: "Your brain might swell up and kill you." Because if you're a refugee, you aren't facing enough pressure from your home country, the country where you've been displaced, and the dire conditions in which you live; no, your own brain has to come after you.

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