Behind the Scenes: Putting Aid on the Map with Help from Urban Refuge
Urban refugees make up 80 percent of the 650,000 registered Syrian refugees living in Jordan, and two-thirds of refugees worldwide. Yet their access to aid is far below the level of camp-based refugees.
A group of university students in Boston, Massachusetts decided to band together and leverage innovative technologies to develop a mobile, cross-platform app that will be used by non-camp, urban Syrian refugees living in Amman, Jordan, to locate non-governmental organizations and service providers.
- [6:48] Tell us about Urban Refuge. What do you do?
- [10:20] How has smart phones impacted refuges?
- [12:25] Let's talk about what's powering this app. How did you go about building an app that could run on any device?
- [17:42] How can you service this type of world-wide app?
- [22:30] What part of this app do you think will make the biggest difference?
- [28:26] What's the future for Urban Refuge?
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