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Comics Take a Candid Look at Refugee Lives

With the refugee crisis in Lebanon grinding on into its seventh year, Solidarités International—a French nongovernmental organization whose main work is providing safe water, hygiene and sanitation systems to settlements of displaced Syrians—found that it needed a new way to tell its story.

As “donor fatigue” set in, the organization saw that the usual forms of aid-agency public relations—press releases, documentary photography or videos—were not enough.

Australia Grants AU$30 million to UNICEF to Strengthen Access to Education for Vulnerable Children in Lebanon Over the Next Three Years

The Government of Australia announced a $30 million (AUD) contribution to UNICEF over the next three years to increase access to quality education in public schools and strengthen the Lebanese education system through its support to Lebanon’s ‘Reaching All Children with Education’ (RACE II) strategy.

Refugee Code Week Educates 15,000 in Second Outing

Jordanian minister of information and communication technology Majd Shweikeh has announced the successful conclusion of Refugee Code Week 2017.

The program integrates coding into educational curricula, referring promising participants to the ReBootKamp in Jordan for job placements.

The event saw more than 15,000 Syrian refugees and Jordanian youths learn coding skills, training 5,000 more people than in 2016. Read more