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Educating a Generation of Syrian Children

A powerful partnership with HP, the Clooney Foundation for Justice, UNICEF, and Google.org is finding ways to ignite learning and inspire kids who fled Lebanon
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Every day begins the same for Marah, a 12-year-old girl living in Beirut. “At 8 o'clock, I have my breakfast. I spend some time with my family, while they are having their coffee. Then I prepare myself for school and I prepare my bag,” she says.

It’s a daily schedule typical by school children the world over, and yet to Marah it feels more like a privilege.

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Reflections on World Refugee Day: Lessons from Lebanon

With a long-term commitment and fiercely dedicated local partners, HP is providing technology-enabled learning in conflict regions, one classroom at a time.
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by Michele Malejki, Global Head of Strategic Programs, Sustainability & Social Innovation, HP Inc.

The Venetian and The Palazzo Team Member Attends 2018 Amnesty International’s Annual General Meeting

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The Venetian and The Palazzo Team Member Biar Atem recently attended Amnesty International USA’s Annual General Meeting in Washington, DC as a “Build Bridges” panel member to empower Amnesty members to advocate for refugees and human rights. 

Act Responsibly. Enable Sustainability.

What drives us - and what we've driven: Our CR Report 2017
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What drives us - and what we've driven: Our CR Report 2017

It was a great way to wrap up the year: winning the German Sustainability Prize in December of 2017 for our holistic sustainability management approach. The deciding factor for the jury was our partnership-based supplier management and how our core business is contributing to sustainable development. With services such as cloud computing and "plug & play software" we help our customers save energy and resources and reduce their carbon footprint.

LIXIL to Provide UN-Habitat with Sanitation Facilities for Kalobeyei Refugee Settlement

LIXIL’s Green Toilet System to help improve sanitation and self-reliance for refugees and host communities
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TOKYO, March 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ – LIXIL Corporation (LIXIL), a global leader in the housing and buildings industry, announced today it has been awarded a contract by UN-Habitat to provide its Green Toilet System – a waterless and sustainable sanitation solution - for the Kalobeyei refugee settlement in Turkana County, Kenya. Designed for areas without access to water and sewage systems, the Green Toilet System will improve access to clean and safe toilets in the settlement and help refugees become more economically self-reliant by converting waste into fertilizer for crops.

In the World: Teaching Tech Skills to Refugees

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Gabriel Abebrese and Gunnar Schoenig both volunteer with the charity App Camps, which gives young people, including refugees, the skills to start a career in tech. The two Barclaycard employees tell us about the satisfaction they get from helping the young people grow in skills and confidence  – and how some are already earning money from their ideas.

Panel of Experts Talk Corporations and the Global Refugee Crisis at the BSR Conference 2017

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At the BSR Conference 2017, a panel of experts from the private sector gathered on stage to discuss what business can do to help solve the global refugee crisis. Panelists included TripAdvisor President and CEO Stephen Kaufer, MercyCorps Chief Executive Officer Neal Keny-Guyer, and Executive Vice President of Sustainability and President of Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth Shamina Singh. BSR Associate Director Peter Nestor moderated the panel.

"When you leverage your business expertise and the value of your business—that is how you make a difference," said Singh.

Support for First-Line Aid to Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

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The Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority in Myanmar, are a victim of violent repression by the Burmese army.  On October 24, 2017, the UN estimated that 604,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh since August 25, 2017, or about 16,000 new arrivals every day.  The vast majority of these refugees are women and children, including newborns, often fleeing the deadly violence in Rakhine State in Myanmar.

Nickelodeon Helps Break Bread and Boundaries for Child Refugees

by Michael Valentino
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Twenty people are forcibly displaced every minute as a result of conflict or persecution. This adds up to 65.6 million people around the world, 22.5 million of whom are refugees – a person forced from their country to escape war, persecution, or a natural disaster. Unfortunately, these stateless wanderers are not always met with open arms. Many are denied a nationality and access to basic rights when the countries they flee to struggle to cope with the influx.

How Technology and Connectivity Can Extend Refugees' Opportunities Beyond Borders

HP's technology is helping refugees in Malawi connect to the global digital economy.
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This article was written by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer of HP, and Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Philanthropies. It was originally published here.

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This article was written by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer of HP, and Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Philanthropies. It was originally published here.

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