Browsing the "UNHCR" Tag

4 Low-Tech Solutions For Communications In Emergencies

August 28th, 2015 | by EJC

Innovation, in the humanitarian realm, is about finding sustainable and dignified solutions to the most pressing issues that affect the wellbeing of people affected by conflict, man-made or natural disasters, diseases, and food insecurity. However, in rapid-onset or complex emergencies, some of the infrastructure that is needed to implement ‘high-tech’ solutions is non-existent.


Aid Workers Or Journalists: Who Should Report The News?

April 24th, 2015 | by EJC

Shrinking editorial budgets have resulted in journalists turning to aid agencies to cover news from the frontlines of crises. Is this a threat to editorial integrity or are aid agencies filling a growing gap in foreign reporting


‘Why Won’t The War Stop?’ Sudanese Refugees In Their Own Words

December 29th, 2014 | by EJC

When students at the Ajuong Thok Refugee Camp in South Sudan first held the smart phones given to them by a UN Refugee Agency project, they didn't know how to turn them on. But, after a two month course in digital storytelling, they used them to tell local stories about life in the camp


The Human Side Of Aid: A Story of Syrian Refugee

March 24th, 2014 | by EJC

We need to hear the voices from the ground in order to get a big picture. Boštjan Videmšek, an award-winning journalist and a foreign correspondent of biggest Slovenian daily DELO tells a story of a Syrian refugee who fled the ransacked city of Homs, Syria.



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