Tag Archives: Refugee camp

01Sep/17

Rwanda’s tech entrepreneurs use technology to tackle reproductive health challenges amongst youth

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) develops an innovation accelerator programme that is supporting young entrepreneurs in addressing reproductive health challenges in Rwanda. ‘Tantine’- an app developed by twins Sylvie and Sylvain Uhirwa – both medical students at the University of Rwanda. The app opens up a channel of communication on sexual and reproductive health issues to Burundian refugees living in Mahama Refugee Camp in the south of the country.
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12Nov/15

WFP introduces “world’s first app against global hunger”

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launches the “Share the Meal” app for smartphone users to help feed Syrian refugee children.

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30Aug/15

When even a migrant camp is little refuge

(NVO) – Migrants in Serbia are largely free to come and go as they please but it’s a different situation in Hungary, where refugee camps require migrants to be held for 24 hours.

The policy prompted several migrants to jump a fence and try to escape the Roske refugee camp in southern Hungary on Saturday (August 29) in order to avoid being fingerprinted by authorities.
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06Apr/15

Yarmouk in ruins

SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE, (REUTERS) – Broken and barren streets in the Yarmouk refugee camp just outside Damascus.

Amateur video, which can not be independently verified by Reuters, appears to show empty streets of the largely Palestinian enclave.
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