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Mark Zuckerberg Announces Project to Connect Refugee Camps to the Internet

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, promoted access to the Internet as “an enabler of human rights” and a “force for peace” on Saturday, as he announced that his company would help the United Nations bring Internet connections to refugee camps.“It’s not all altruism,” Mr. Zuckerberg said later, in an implicit acknowledgment that drawing new […]

This map lets you explore a history of migration for every country in the world

Amid all the recent clamour, arguments and figures regarding the refugee crisis and the wider, separate topic of immigration, it sometimes can be easy to get lost in all the numbers. The International Organisation for Migration has a visualisation which allows users to see at a glance the multinational make-up of countries’ populations. Using data […]

Volvo Group donation to support refugee crisis 

The Volvo Group has decided to donate 5 MSEK to UNHCR, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, to support their work in providing refugees with emergency relief items such as shelter, food, water and medical care. Right now, war and persecution in Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea force millions of people to leave everything behind and […]

Child refugees and migrants seeking safety

The world is witnessing a rapid escalation in the number of people forced to flee from conflict, wars and persecution in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq – moving toward countries of transit, such as Greece, Serbia, Lebanon and Egypt – seeking safety and relief of suffering in countries like Italy, Germany, Sweden and European nations. Source: […]

MSF Rescues 1,658 People in the Mediterranean in One Day

On September 2, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) boats Dignity I and Bourbon Argos—together with the MY Phoenix, operated jointly with the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS)—rescued 1,658 people, making it MSF’s busiest day on the Mediterranean Sea since operations began in May. In six separate rescue operations, the three search and rescue […]

European migrant crisis: A country-by-country glance

Europe is in the midst of an unprecedented human migration. Fleeing war, fearing for their life and dreaming of a better life far from the poverty and upheaval of their unstable nations, hundreds of thousands are flocking to Europe’s shores. The migrants and refugees risk their lives in rickety boats and cramped trucks — only […]