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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.

Everyday Champion Endre Szabo Created Cycling Program to Help Refugees

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Middle Eastern refugees fleeing to Europe include thousands of unaccompanied children lacking basic humanitarian aid and facing an uncertain future. Moved by their plight, Netherlands-based Endre Szabo, VP and Area Director for Partner Markets Europe, brought his Brown-Forman colleagues together to make a difference. Read more about Endre in our report or on our website.

HP + Global Citizen Come Together at Cannes to Show Why Education Cannot Wait

Education currently receives less than 2% of humanitarian aid
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by Madge Thomas

On the one-year anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit, Global Citizen and HP joined forces, hosting the Educate Every Child, Everywhere event during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival. The event brought together corporate partners, members of international press associations and global citizens, to spotlight the progress and dire need for education in emergencies, including through the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) fund.

This Refugee is Using Free Online Education to Help Rebuild His Life — And Hopefully Syria, Too

by Meghan Werft
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Hadi Althib thought he wanted to be a dentist in Syria before the civil war broke out in his home country. But now he has other plans. 

Althib, 23, wants to build a movement of youth who will lead peace-building efforts in Syria after the war and he is using free education programs to reach his goal, he told TIME magazine

How Can Companies Respond to the Refugee Crisis?

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FSG Managing Director Philippe Sion recently hosted a panel on the role companies can take in accelerating solutions to the refugee crisis, as part of the Everyone a Humanitarian series, hosted by swissnex in San Francisco.

Support to Human Rights and Refugee Causes via Corporations Increases Almost 40 Fold Following Travel Ban

Donations Remain Nearly 6 Times Above Yearly Average Ahead of World Refugee Day
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CALGARY, AB, June 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - This World Refugee Day, Benevity, the market leader in workplace giving, volunteering and community investment software,

Ile de France: Sanofi Employees Support Migrants

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The Sanofi Espoir Foundation and the Sanofi France Communications Department launched a collection of hygiene products in early April among employees of Sanofi sites in the Ile-de-France area on behalf of migrants living in Paris.

A total of nearly 500 products (toothbrushes, shower gel, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.) were collected to create hygiene kits.

Thanks to this operation, our partner first emergency international (PUI) was able to make a donation in favour of migrant people living on the street near Porte de la Chapelle.

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