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TECH 28 Sep 2015 | 12:22 PM

While EU governments demur, refugees find a welcome on the Web

With one million people expected to seek asylum in Europe this year and governments arguing over how to cope, thousands of volunteers are taking to the Internet to offer refugees shelter free of charge.

TECH 10 Jun 2017 | 4:00 AM

Airbnb launches platform connecting hosts to refugees and the displaced

Airbnb has officially launched a new platform that will allow people to open their homes to refugees and displaced people for free.

TECH 15 Aug 2016 | 8:29 AM

Syrian refugees invent app for Germany’s bureaucracy maze

Interminable queues, impenetrable paperwork, unpronounceable German words – the hurdles for any newcomer to Europe’s top economy can be daunting but now there’s an app for that, says a team of enterprising Syrian refugees.

TECH 07 Apr 2016 | 11:31 AM

Canada warns refugees, immigrants about phone extortion scams

Telephone scammers have begun to target refugees in Canada with extortion schemes by posing as government employees and threatening them with arrest or deportation unless they immediately wire money, Canadian authorities said.

TECH 23 Sep 2015 | 12:15 PM

Dutch team launches free ‘Airbnb’ site for refugees

Three young Dutch start-up entrepreneurs have launched a website to find temporary accommodation for refugees fleeing to Europe, modelled on the popular Airbnb home rental site.

TECH 02 Apr 2015 | 3:00 PM

Translation app helps North Korea refugees 'speak Southern'

A new smartphone app developed in Seoul aims to help North Korean refugees overcome one of the biggest challenges they face in adjusting to life in South Korea – speaking Korean.

TECH 15 Mar 2016 | 9:48 AM

Canada gives computers to Syrian refugees

Canada is providing 7,500 refurbished computers to Syrian refugees and hopes to give them a leg up in school and in job searches with new technology skills training, it announced.

TECH 17 Sep 2015 | 9:36 AM

Google launches donation-matching campaign to raise US$11mil for refugees

Google Inc announced a donation-matching campaign that aims to raise US$11mil for humanitarian organisations aiding the thousands of refugees that have overwhelmed European nations.

TECH 10 Aug 2016 | 7:10 AM

Syrian refugees create app to cut through German bureaucracy

A group of Syrian refugees in Berlin have designed a smartphone app to translate various forms into Arabic and English for newcomers facing a pile of paperwork ranging from registering with authorities to opening a bank account.

TECH 07 Sep 2015 | 8:00 AM

For many refugees, journey to Europe begins on Facebook

Would-be migrants hoping to flee war in the Middle East are using Facebook as their compass for finding the people smugglers they hope will get them to a better life in Europe.