Babel Swarm aims to help refugees better communicate with officials, medics, lawyers, press, and anybody else on the road or at their destination, by quickly connecting them on the phone with a bilingual or linguist who speaks their language.
They’re looking for a wide range of people who may help with the project:
Bilinguals and interpreters
People who can help with outreach (especially if they're on the ground)
Links to humanitarian orgs or government agencies.
If you'd like to help with Project Babel Swarm use this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Hym95M3nGFMc7SGNDo5joDm-i_DljCkb6ni5QogtlJg/viewform?c=0&w=1
Another cool invention brought to our attention by #UNHCRinnovation. Kids wear the band and go on educational missions to make being active even more fun and the activity points they earn are converted to funding for UNICEF projects.
Request for help: They need a volunteer to support a mobile tool on a Samsung Galaxy Note – is that you?
They conduct fact-finding missions and research and then advise international agencies, governments and other organisations on ways to improve humanitarian policies and practices.
Helps about 700 refugees each year to settle into their new country by finding them initial housing, teaching English language and topics like health and American culture, and helping them gain employment.
Sitti Soap Company sells artisanal, olive oil-based soaps based on traditional hand made methods to create an income stream and restore self esteem to women in the Jerash refugee camp in northern Jordan.