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.
https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2016/06/20/technology-delivers-hope-to-refugees/#sm.000028yjax1a87ffzstrn7i1bsd57

About the Author
Nina Sachdev

Nina Sachdev

Communications Director

Nina Sachdev brings more than 15 years of journalism, news editing and marketing experience to her role as the communications director for Media Impact Funders. She cut her teeth in journalism at The Dallas Morning News, where—as an intern on the copy desk—she was tasked with editing the obituaries of famous people who hadn’t yet died. Since then, Nina has worked at The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, The Philadelphia Daily News and The Philadelphia Weekly in almost every editorial capacity imaginable, including senior editor, A1 editor (when that used to be a thing) and slot (does anyone remember that being a thing?). Nina is the creator and editor of the award-winning The Survivors Project: Telling the Truth About Life After Sexual Abuse, which exposes the reality of healing from the effects of sexual abuse. Nina holds an M.A. in journalism from Temple University.