Tackling language barriers for refugees

A Syrian girl peeks her head out through a hole in a tent, at a processing center for new refugees at the Bashabshe camp in the town of Ramtha on the Syria-Jordan border, Saturday, July 21, 2012. (Photo by Tara Todras-Whitehill/For the New York Times)

Understanding the legal, healthcare, and education systems of a foreign country can be difficult. Throw in a language barrier and it can seem all but impossible. This is something Syrian refugees are becoming very familiar with as they migrate away from Arabic-speaking regions and begin to assimilate to life abroad. These language barriers not only… Continue reading Tackling language barriers for refugees

Hackathons – Where Humanitarians meet Hackers

Over the last few years as the global refugee crisis has deepened, there has been an outpouring of support from an unlikely source: the tech industry.  We will explore the tech response in this post, and then on Monday we will explore opinions and reviews on how effective the industry’s response has been. So stay… Continue reading Hackathons – Where Humanitarians meet Hackers

How the top campaigns fared during the UNGA – we tracked the metrics

In our last blog post we reviewed the media content of two different advocacy campaigns conducted by Oxfam International and Amnesty International.  Both organizations were mobilizing popular support through petitions to influence world leaders in the lead up to the U.N. Summit on Refugees and Migrants and the Leaders Summit on Refugees at this year’s U.N.… Continue reading How the top campaigns fared during the UNGA – we tracked the metrics