refugees

Perseverance and Team HOPE

Blog

Hope—an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. Hope is exactly what one FIRST Global team embodied, despite having gone through circumstances many people will never experience: war—asylum—becoming refugees.

The Road to a Vaccine, Ep. 8: What Two Renowned Virus Hunters Want Us to Know About COVID-19

Multimedia with summary

This new eight-episode educational video series will examine the latest efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and break down the complex process of developing a vaccine.

Each week our host Lisa Ling will talk to leading scientists and researchers, healthcare workers on the front lines and public health experts around the world working collaboratively to help bring an end to the deadly pandemic.

Vancity Returns $18.3 Million – 30 Per Cent of 2019 Net Income – to Members and Communities

Article

May 13, 2020 - Ever since Vancity was formed in 1946, it has used the tools of finance to do right by the world. More than 70 years later, Vancity’s 2019 annual report celebrates the credit union’s long-term authenticity as a financial co-operative. Vancity in 2019: Supporting members and communities in a changing world is Vancity’s last annual report of the decade and includes key achievements from the past ten years.

Global Citizen: Powering the Movement to End Poverty

Blog

The following is an excerpt from Cisco’s 2019 CSR report. To find out more or read the full report, click here.

As a technology company, we have a powerful opportunity to create an inclusive future by sharing our skills and capabilities with others. Through a new partnership with international antipoverty organization Global Citizen, we’re equipping young people with the tools to make a difference.

Xylem Watermark Provides Funds to Address Urgent Water Needs of Refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Multimedia with summary

Bangladesh is experiencing one of the worst humanitarian crises in history. Since August 2017, Bangladesh has seen an unprecedented influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Among the nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees now residing in the overcrowded camps and settlements in Cox’s Bazar district, 55% are children under the age of 18 and 52% of adults are women.

PayPal Employee GIVE Team Partners with Kiron to Provide Mentorship and Support for Refugee Students

Multimedia with summary

The PayPal employee GIVE Team in New York partners with a nonprofit online university, Kiron, to provide digital mentorship to refugee students across the globe through career counseling and supporting them in their integration into a new environment.

Pathway to Empowerment: How Inclusive Business Can Help Syrian Refugees Find Economic Opportunity in Turkey

Blog

By  Michelle T. Lee, MA in Global Thought, Columbia University

Since the Syrian crisis began in 2011, more than 3.6 million Syrian refugees have found refuge within Turkey’s borders.[i]​ Turkey has implemented some crucial measures to ensure their wellbeing, like free healthcare and education, but there is a need to continue building on these efforts. 

Data Science to Improve Foresight and Decision Making in the Humanitarian Sector

Blog

This post was written by guest blogger Alexa Schmidt, Senior Technology for Impact Program Manager, Mercy Corps.

The organization I work for—Mercy Corps—strives to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression through economic development and emergency relief programs around the world. This work has always been challenging.

World Refugee Day: Taking Steps for the Globally Displaced

Blog

What if San Francisco was suddenly empty? Or New York City? Or both? Imagine over 9 million people fleeing their homes, families and friends, schools, and jobs—leaving two of the United States’ most populous cities nearly empty. Our world would look different—we would notice and want to know what’s going on. We would want to help.

IOC Announces List of Refugee Athlete Scholarship-holders Aiming to Be Part of IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020

Summary: 

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Released the List of Refugee Athlete Scholarship-holders Who Are Aiming to Be Part of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020. They Are Competing in Eight Sports. This Announcement Came on World Refugee Day

Blog

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Released the List of Refugee Athlete Scholarship-holders Who Are Aiming to Be Part of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020. They Are Competing in Eight Sports. This Announcement Came on World Refugee Day

Pages

Subscribe to refugees