According to the United Nations, every minute, 24 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. Worldwide, there are 65 million people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. It’s overwhelming to think about how much violence in the world there is to have that many refugees. To that end, the U.N. has recognized June 20 as World Refugee Day as a day to send a message to governments across the globe that they “must work together and do their fair share for refugees.”
Jane Meseck, director of global programs for Microsoft Philanthropies and a Media Impact Funders board member, wrote a piece last month recognizing the strength of refugees, the nonprofit partners that support them, and also of the role technology is increasingly playing to help this vulnerable population survive. Click below to read Jane’s piece and learn about how nonprofits are using technology to help refugees regain hope for the future.