Syria

NYTimes: High-Tech Shipping Container Lets Students, Refugees Connect

NYTimes: High-Tech Shipping Container Lets Students, Refugees Connect

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A specially equipped shipping container at Harvard University is giving students the rare chance to connect with Syrian refugees a world away.

WGBH: ‘Skype on Steroids’: From Harvard Square To Jordan Through A Portal

WGBH: ‘Skype on Steroids’: From Harvard Square To Jordan Through A Portal

Harvard Divinity School has brought to the Cambridge campus this week a large shipping container that serves as a portal to refugees around the world, using audio-visual technology that allows students and refugees to have live conversations.

WUSA: 'Portal' brings you face-to-face with Syrian refugees

WUSA: 'Portal' brings you face-to-face with Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON, DC - Despite the horrific visuals coming out of Syria's civil war on a daily basis, it's easy to feel as if the conflict, and the associated refugee crisis, is a world away. But new technology is helping to connect Americans to Syrian refugees, in a way that puts people face-to-face, despite the distance. 

Global Citizen: Displaced Iraqi Children Call on US Leadership for Help

Global Citizen: Displaced Iraqi Children Call on US Leadership for Help

Last week, members of the US House of Representatives met with displaced students from Erbil, Iraq, to highlight the magnitude of humanitarian crises in the world. The event was co-hosted by Global Citizen, Global Campaign for Education-US; Jesuit Refugee Service/USA; U.S. Fund for UNICEF; and A World at School.