150,000 Refugees are Being Educated, Thanks to These Businesses

by Katie Dallas

The UN announced at the start of this summer that the last time the world saw a refugee crisis of this level was during World War II. So why, amid wars, terrorism, and natural disasters, are we worried about children attending school?

With the refugee crisis hitting unprecedented levels, the educational needs of children and youth are often the last consideration — an afterthought following water, food, and shelter.

11 Facts you should know about the Refugee Crisis

'He Named Me Malala:' 21CF's Yearlong Campaign to Support Girls' Education


In June 2015, Fox Searchlight and National Geographic announced the release of the documentary He Named Me Malala, sparking nearly a year's worth of efforts on the part of 21st Century Fox to make a difference in the global issue of girls' access to education. The film, directed by Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim, follows the life of Pakistani education activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai who survived an assassination attempt in 2012 for her outspoken advocacy.

Companies Need To Dig Deeper for Refugees

by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer, HP

The 21 million refugees who have crossed international borders in search of safety share an unenviable, well-founded fear of remaining in their home countries, as well as a common hope for leading a safe life with dignity. While heart-wrenching photos and stories from the field have helped the refugee crisis spark sympathy, there is still too little focus on longer-term solutions.

UNHCR, Accenture Study Finds Internet, Mobile Connectivity a Lifeline for Refugees

Press Release

GENEVA and ARLINGTON, Va., September 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Refugees view access to a mobile phone and internet as being critical to their safety and security and essential for keeping in touch with loved ones. Many refugees regard a connected device as being as vital to them as food, water or shelter, according to a new report from UNHCR- the UN Refugee Agency- and Accenture (NYSE: ACN).

Girl Scouts in DC to Teach Syrian Girls English Thanks to HP Tech

by HP & Krista Watson

HP is one of 15 companies to be recognized by the White House for answering the call and taking action to help refugees through education and technology.

Corporations Can Accelerate Solutions to the Worldwide Refugee Crisis


The current volume of worldwide refugees is staggering—20 million people are categorized as refugees out of 60 million displaced from their homes according to the United Nations Human Rights Council—and the pace of this overall crisis has greatly increased since the beginning of the Syrian conflict. What Frontex classifies as ‘illegal border crossings’ have shot up six-fold in 2015 versus 2014 to the EU alone, even twelve-fold in the Q4 comparison.

'He Named Me Malala' Earns Five Emmy Nominations, 21CF Backs Girls Education Through Malala Fund


Of 21st Century Fox's combined 103 nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards, five belong to He Named Me Malala, the powerful documentary from Fox Searchlight and National Geographic chronicling the life of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai.

Daimler | Building Bridges

Since November 2015, Mercedes-Benz has been offering 'bridge internships' that are designed to help refugees and asylum seekers enter the German labor market.

They come from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Nigeria, Gambia, Pakistan, and Iraq. Some of them fled their homeland only recently, while others applied for asylum in Germany quite some time ago. Now they are all here, in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim — 39 men and one woman thrown together from different cultures, but all of them with a common goal: They want to work in a country whose language, culture, and working world they barely know — or at least not yet because starting today, November 9, 2015, that’s all going to change.

Novartis and Red Cross Partner to Tackle Chronic Diseases in Refugee Populations

Novartis will provide medicines for high blood pressure and diabetes

Syrian refugees in Lebanon suffering from chronic diseases face difficulties accessing diagnosis, medicines and ongoing care. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Novartis are partnering to improve care and treatment for the most vulnerable population in Lebanon. The objective is to establish a blueprint for improving diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for refugees, as well as members of their Lebanese host families, who suffer from chronic diseases. 

Connect Everything: A Tech Company Rises to the Refugee Challenge

by Sue-Lynn Moses

Cisco Systems pulls down somewhere between $40 billion and $50 billion in revenue annually and with a market capitalization of around $135 billion, there’s no doubt this company is a titan. And it’s not unusual for corporate giants to give generously, especially for a company such as Cisco, which has been repeatedly named as one of the best global companies to work for by Fortune Magazine. What’s surprising about Cisco’s CSR is that it often flies under the radar.


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