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Technology & Refugees: Techfugees Summit 2018

November 13th, 2018 Posted by AI, Blockchain, Data Collection, Refugees, software development, web platform 0 comments on “Technology & Refugees: Techfugees Summit 2018”
We participated to the Techfugees Global Summit 2018, which took place in Paris on 25th and 26th of October.
I remembered the first time I found the first Facebook post of this community, and it immediately caught my attention, in few days this community became very big!
It was September 2015, few days before Europe has met the young Alan Kurdi (Kurdish: Alan Kurdî‎), initially reported as Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy of Kurdish ethnic background, whose image made global headlines after he drowned on 2 September 2015 in the Mediterranean Sea. He and his family were Syrian refugees trying to reach Europe amid the European refugee crisis. Photographs of his body were taken by Turkish journalist Nilüfer Demir and quickly spread around the world, prompting international responses.
Thanks to Techfugees everybody discovered how big was the tech community who was doing something to face the Refugee “crisis” but, first of all, was trying to support the Refugees who are arriving in Europe.