Syrian refugees

Starbucks Faces Boycotts After Pledging to Hire 10,000 Refugees

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz promised to hire 10,000 refugees over five years, in the wake of President Donald Trump's so-called "Muslim ban." Of…

Airbnb Promises Free Housing to Refugees and Citizens Affected by U.S. Travel Ban

As part of a growing national backlash, Airbnb promised free housing to refugees and citizens who have been detained within the U.S. or…

Mastercard Winning WFP’s Hunger Hero Award? Priceless.

Mastercard helped the U.N. World Food Program to bring electronic payments to 2.2 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan -- giving them…

Chobani Founder Faces Racism, Death Threats For Hiring Immigrants

Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya found himself the target of constant trolling on social media and even death threats for his pro-immigrant stance.

Smartphones Are a Lifeline for Refugees, and NGOs Are Responding

The cheapest smartphones can prove to be valuable for those escaping countries including war-torn Syria and Iraq, as they help connect with loved…

The U.K.’s Refugee Integration Curse

A social-impact startup is out to solve the U.K.'s refugee integration problem with tea.

Pfizer, GSK Accused of Price Gouging of Vaccinations for Refugees in Greece

According to a humanitarian aid group, Pfizer's and GSK’s stubborn refusal to lower their price for critical vaccines at refugee camps in Greece…

U.S. Immigration Policy Needs a Massive Rethink

U.S. immigration policy is focused on an outdated model -- one that categorizes people into two groups: those from Mexico and “other than…

Is Climate Change Making Conflict Worse?

Scientists believe human impacts made the drought in Syria twice as severe, and may be playing a role in Venezuela as well.

Lush Campaign Tells Syrian Refugees: You Are Welcome

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics joined with the International Rescue Committee, a nonprofit organization that responds to humanitarian crises around the world, to send…

World Promises $10B, But It May Not Be Enough for Syrian Refugees

World leaders convened yet again in an effort to arrive at a solution to the Syrian refugee crisis. But the fact is, nonprofits…

Using Access to Employment to Empower Refugees

Remarkably, there are several U.S.-based companies whose missions are to not just empower, but enable refugees and individuals who reside in developing nations.…

At UN, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg Announces Plan to Link Refugee Camps to the Internet

Mark Zuckerberg promised that Facebook will help the UN bring internet connectivity to Syrian refugee camps throughout the Middle East during the General…