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24 Refugee Aid Innovations

From Asylum-Offering Apps to Inexpensive Inflatable Incubators

— September 8, 2015 — Social Good
With the current refugee crisis in Europe, refugee aid is on everyone's mind.

These 24 innovations all help refugees in some way. Some of the projects -- like Save the Children's series of illustrations of child marriages and photographer Giles Duley's portraits of Syrian refugees -- aim to raise awareness.

Other innovations contribute to refugee aid by helping new-comers find housing or employment in their country of arrival. For example, a German app helps pair refugees with people willing to offer accommodation in their homes. A traveling pop-up restaurant in London hosts a different refugee chef each night.

Even further refugee aid is accomplished by inventing items that can be of great use in refugee camps. Affordable, compact incubators for premature infants, easy-assemble housing and recyclable bamboo dorms are just a few of the innovations dreamed up to combat the conditions in refugee camps.
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Refugee Rights Organizations
Refugee Rights Organizations
Asylum Access is Based in Oakland, California But Works World-Wide
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Asylum-Offering Apps
Asylum-Offering Apps
'Refugees Welcome' is a Site That Pairs Refugees with Host Citizens
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Roaming Refugee Restaurants
Roaming Refugee Restaurants
Mazí Mas Creates Employment for Migrant Women in London
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Social Enterprise Cafes
Social Enterprise Cafes
Milk Cafe Provides Work for Asylum-Seeking Women in Glasgow
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Refugee Camp Pizza Delivery
Refugee Camp Pizza Delivery
This Pizza Delivery Service Reaches the 83,000 People at Zaatari Camp
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Refugee-Focused Employment
Refugee-Focused Employment
Transitions London is a Social Enterprise for Immigrant Professionals
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Humanitarian Connectivity Campaigns
Humanitarian Connectivity Campaigns
The Vodafone Firsts Programme Helps Families Connect
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Syrian Victim Portraits
Syrian Victim Portraits
Giles Duley Photographs Victims in Syria in a Powerful Way
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Refugee-Housing Hotels
Refugee-Housing Hotels
This Socially Conscious Hotel Gives Young Refugees New Opportunities
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Inexpensive Inflatable Incubators
Inexpensive Inflatable Incubators
The Cheap Incubator is a Solution to Preventable Child Deaths
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Refugee Reality Portraits
Refugee Reality Portraits
The 'Humans of Al-Rashidiya' Blog Stars Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon
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Post-Disaster Flooring
Post-Disaster Flooring
These Emergency Floor Mats Help Families Affected by Natural Disasters
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Ghostly Child Refugee Projections
Ghostly Child Refugee Projections
UNICEF Projects Images of Child Refugees onto Sweden's Streets
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Powerful Syrian Refugee Photography
Powerful Syrian Refugee Photography
Syria's Lost Generation Examined Bleak War-Ravaged Realities
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Easy-Assemble Refugee Housing
Easy-Assemble Refugee Housing
The IKEA Flat-Pack Shelters Can Be Set Up in Just 4Four Hours
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Child Marriage Caricatures
Child Marriage Caricatures
Syrian Girls Illustrate Forced Marriages Captured by Save the Children
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Sudanese Refugee Photography
Sudanese Refugee Photography
Mike Mellia's South Sudan Photography Project is Inspiring
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Syrian Refugee Portraits
Syrian Refugee Portraits
Photographer Giles Duley Captures Displaced Children and Families
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Recyclable Bamboo Dorms
Recyclable Bamboo Dorms
These Eco-Friendly Dormitories are Made of Recycled Timber and Bamboo
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Refugee Footwear Photography
Refugee Footwear Photography
A Long Walk by Shannon Jensen Captures a Heart-Wrenching Reality
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Low-Cost Refugee Camps
Low-Cost Refugee Camps
These Flat-Pack Homes Provide a Long-Term Solution for Housing Refugees
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Insulated Tents
Insulated Tents
The Thermo Tent is the World's First Fully Insulated Tent
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Recycled Refugee Residences
Recycled Refugee Residences
Agora Architects Created a Bamboo Structure to Help Fleeing Burmese
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Lantern-Like Folding Refuges
Lantern-Like Folding Refuges
Weaving a Home Proposes an Efficient Shelter for Displaced Families
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