Voucher for Danish courses The new voucher scheme for Danish courses will take effect on 1 January 2018, and all self-supporting students will be assigned a voucher. The voucher represents your allotted time for free Danish courses and will be valid for up to six courses. Each course comprises one module in a Danish language programme (Danish 1, 2 or 3). As a self-supporting Danish resident who starts taking Danish courses on or after 1 January 2018, you will be assigned a voucher for up to six courses. St

Source: Changes to the law on Danish language courses – Copenhagen Language Center

“I am afraid that the sense of humanity – the sense of proportion – could be lost,” says MSF psychologist Aurelia Barbieri. “I fear that people watching these events from a distance could get used to them, as if they were watching a movie. There is the risk that tragedies like these will become normal.”

Source: Italy: “I cannot accept that children or adults can die like this. I cannot accept it. Never.” | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

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 users to his service is also good for Facebook’s bottom line. “We all benefit when we are more connected.”

Source: Mark Zuckerberg Announces Project to Connect Refugee Camps to the Internet – The New York Times

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 taken from the World Bank in 2010, it built a tool which helps users comprehend the numbers for inward and outward migration in each individual country.

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

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 make the perilous journey to safety. Hundreds of thousands of people risk their lives in desperate attempts to reach Europe. The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR..

Source: Volvo Group donation to support refugee crisis | Global News