U.N. crowdfunding app helps feed Syrian refugees

On Thursday, the United Nations World Food Programme released a new crowdfunding app in order to help feed Syrian children in Jordanian refugee camps. ShareTheMeal, available for iPhone and Android smartphones, encourages users to “share their meals” with these young refugees by donating as little as $0.50, enough to feed a child for one day.  Those who log in to […]

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The Syrian Crisis: Massive Displacement

It’s no secret that massive displacement is, historically, a prominent side-effect of war; indeed, the social, political, and economic problems of refugees come into consideration for nearly every conflict. But the Syrian crisis, which will reach its two-year anniversary this March and shows few signs of potential abatement, is exceptional in the number of displaced residents that it has precipitated. […]

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