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Techfugees Jordan launched with key humanitarian actors


Techfugees Jordan was launched at a Technology Salon organised by Souktel and UNICEF on August 15th at Orange BIG incubator in the… Read More


24 Aug 2016

Posted by Josephine Goube



Thank you note to Pionneers.io


Pre-acceleration programme Pioneers.io, based in Austria, supports Techfugees’ mission to coordinate the international tech community responses to the needs of… Read More


23 Aug 2016

Posted by Josephine Goube



Techfugees partners with MIT to find and reward tech solutions to refugee needs


Techfugees is partnering with MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab to find and reward tech-driven solutions to refugee needs. The non-profit organisation launched the competition in… Read More


10 Aug 2016

Posted by Josephine Goube



Join us! Techfugees seeks new Head of Chapters


Are you passionate about technology and its role in improving the lives of refugees across the world? Techfugees Core Team… Read More


03 Aug 2016

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Launch of Techfugees Belgium chapter


Techfugees Belgium emerged from civil society initiatives to help asylum-seekers and refugees in Belgium in autumn 2015, when there was… Read More


22 Jul 2016

Posted by Josephine Goube



Techfugees UAE launches on World Refugee Day


The UAE chapter launched on June 20th, marking the world refugee day, aligned with the spirit of Ramadan. The event… Read More


21 Jun 2016

Posted by Josephine Goube



Techfugees reaffirms ‘real tech for real refugees’


In the wake of news surrounding the creation of mobile apps which purported to help refugees, but did nothing at… Read More


Posted by Josephine Goube



Project Elpís offering hope for refugees with free renewable energy


Elpís is the Greek for hope. This is what two students from Edinburgh University are trying to give to refugees… Read More


15 Jun 2016

Posted by Josephine Goube



Point Conference Sarajevo: how technology can help refugees


“Technology changed the entire face of this crisis. I am absolutely sure that without the use of the internet and… Read More


07 Jun 2016

Posted by Josephine Goube



The Home Office is banning the Social Media lifeline for detained Refugees


“Many times we detainees get upset, fed up living stressful life in detention. Facebook [would be] helpful to spend some good moments having talk to family and friends. This feeling help out to change the mood and release the stress.” – Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons

Home Office Detention Services Order 04/2016 (DSO) will come into effect, prohibiting people living in immigration removal centres, pre-departure accommodation and short-term holding facilities from accessing social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, chat rooms and instant messaging.

stating that social media among the “prohibited categories of sites” along with things such as gambling and extremist and radicalisation material. But, it is the first formal order to Home Office staff on the subject.

This begs the question, why was it released now if the rules were already in place? Responding to this question with a generic reply, the Home Office stated that, “The internet Detention Services Order has been in development since last year and was not a direct response to Stephen Shaw’s review, although the findings of his review were taken into account.”


02 Jun 2016

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