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This app connects refugees to volunteer translators via Facebook Messenger

This app connects refugees to volunteer translators via Facebook Messenger More than 1,100 people have already signed up as translators this week; the team behind Tarjimly expected only 50.The app is still in demo mode, allowing the team to build its database of translators while people get used to the interface.

This heartbreaking video tells the story of two child refugees, 80 years apart

This heartbreaking video tells the story of two child refugees, 80 years apart If you — like many Americans — only get your news from President Donald Trump's Twitter feed, you'll come to believe that all Syrian refugees are terrorists.A new video released by UNICEF challenges that obscene assertion.

Host a Valentine's Day dinner for local refugees with this digital toolkit

Host a Valentine's Day dinner for local refugees with this digital toolkit This Valentine's Day, trade in your roses and fancy restaurant reservations and show some love for your community instead.A new campaign called Refugees Welcome❤️ — heart and all — offers tips and resources to help you host a Valentine's Day dinner for refugees in your neighborhood.

Swedish newspaper trolls Trump in the most epic way

Swedish newspaper trolls Trump in the most epic way So many people are trolling President Trump after he alluded to a terrorism attack in Sweden that never happened."You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what's happening last night in Sweden.

Libraries are fighting back hard against Trump's America

Libraries are fighting back hard against Trump's America Perhaps libraries and President Donald Trump were destined to be enemies.Scroll through the account's timeline and you'll see libraries battling the administration in a number of ways.

Anti-Trump protesters spread a powerful message on the Statue of Liberty

Anti-Trump protesters spread a powerful message on the Statue of Liberty A sign unfurled on the Statue of Liberty added to its message about America taking in the "tired" and "poor" and those "yearning to breathe free.” A small group of activists claimed responsibility for the message and posted about it on the Twitter account Alt Lady Liberty.

A war-torn family builds a new home together, online

A war-torn family builds a new home together, online It’s 11 a.in the Ahmad house in Doha, Qatar, and everyone is still sleepy.

This chatbot helps refugees claim asylum, for free

This chatbot helps refugees claim asylum, for free After success in those areas — it overturned more than 160,000 parking fines across London and New York for free — lawyers and nonprofits reached out saying that the idea of automated legal services cold be extended to help refugees stranded in these countries.The chatbot works by asking users a series of questions to determine if they're eligible for asylum protection under international law, such as: "Are you afraid of being subjected to torture in your home country?

Justin Trudeau invited Ivanka Trump to a play about welcoming foreigners and the irony isn't lost

Justin Trudeau invited Ivanka Trump to a play about welcoming foreigners and the irony isn't lost Just hours after a federal court blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, his daughter Ivanka attended a Broadway musical about welcoming foreigners under invitation from heart-throb Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.More than 100 ambassadors from around the world were reportedly also in attendance.

Why using voice recognition to identify refugees is controversial

Why using voice recognition to identify refugees is controversial According to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), around 60 percent of people who sought asylum in the country in 2016 didn't have identification papers with them.Now, German authorities are planning to use new voice recognition software to verify the asylum seekers' country of origin, according to a report on Die Welt.