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#Techfugees: Ending the Invisibility of Refugees

#Techfugees: Ending the Invisibility of Refugees

Michael Harrington once wrote in 1962 ‘That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten…What is much worse, they are not seen.’

While this is certainly true today, the internet and technology have managed to break barriers by supporting people, including refugees, who are struggling to have their voices heard. Technology has affected their invisibility by providing them with empowering tools that allow them to achieve social justice.

Addressing the importance of technology, Techfugees was launched as a ‘tech community response to the European refugee crisis.’

This newly formed community consists of a series of non-profit ‘Techfugees’ conferences, hackathons and cooperation with a global network of interested volunteers. The community aims to find ways to tackle the refugee crisis through technology. This ranges from providing communication tools to refugees and ensuring access to the ‘outside world’, to facilitating access to aid and support.

Watch #TechfugeesLIVE above.

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