Refugee Job Idea – Solar Panel Installations?

The suggestion is simple. In countries with many refugees like in Jordan or Turkey. Why not look at the solar potential?

Not just for the sake of the environment but to increase the job opportunities for both refugees and local residents.

Turkey revives as much solar energy as Spain and Jordan even more. I was thinking that perhaps medium and small size companies could benefit from solar power besides the the very large and home owners.

So the idea is that training for solar panel installations and investments is set in place in particularly for those areas.

Angelina Jolie Pitt at a press conference in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley

Good morning, I am pleased to be back in Lebanon today.

I want to thank the Lebanese people for helping to save the lives of over 1 million Syrians.

It is not easy for a country to take in the equivalent of a quarter of its own population in refugees.

But for as much as it is a responsibility, I hope you are aware of the message it sends about the values and character and spirit of the Lebanese people.

You are setting an example to the world of generosity, humanity, resilience and solidarity.

An Irishman’s Diary on hope and despair in the ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais

It’s a bright, sunny day in the Calais “Jungle”. Bulldozers move slowly across the landscape, flattening wooden shelters behind a line of riot police, padded and helmeted like American football players. There must be at least 60gendarmes here today, grimly overseeing the crushing of the southern part of the camp.

An Afghan refugee in Europe: 'All I can do is pray'

Naima, 42, is stranded on the Serbian-Croatian border with her two daughters. As Afghans, they are no longer allowed to cross. This is her story told in her own words:

I arrived in the Serbian transit camp of Sid about a week ago, together with my two daughters, who are 14 and seven years old. The police took one look at my papers and said: "You have no right to cross the border."  

Meet The Syrian Malala

Muzzon Al-Mellehan is a 17-year-old Syrian who fled the country's civil war in 2013. She and her family have lived for the past two years in refugee camps in Jordan, where she has been dubbed the 'Malala of Syria' - a reference to the Pakistani campaigner, Yusefzai Malala, for her efforts to keep Syrian girls like her in the camp's makeshift school, rather than being married off. As part of the BBC 100 Women season, she talks about her campaign -- and what life is like for young girls in refugee camps.


How Europe can turn its migrant crisis into an opportunity

Reactions to the refugee influx across Europe have been intensely emotional overall; some have been throwing firebombs at reception centres and others have been welcoming refugees with flowers. Both are emotional and localised responses to a global problem, which urgently needs a rational and holistic solution.

UNHCR sets out detailed plan to solve refugee situation in Europe

GENEVA, March 4 (UNHCR) Warning Europe was running out of time to solve the current refugee situation, the UN refugee chief today outlined a detailed six-point plan ahead of a key meeting of European Union leaders and Turkey in Brussels next week.

Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, called for strong leadership and vision to address what he said was "as much a crisis of European solidarity as it is a refugee crisis."

The Situation for Migrants in Bulgaria – an Interview

An interview with Mira and Ivo from “Antifascist Action – Sofia”, Bulgaria

What group are you from? And what is your group doing?

Refugee Voices - interview with a Syrian refugee stranded at Idomeni, Greece

This interview took place on the 2nd March 2016 at the Idomeni transit camp on the Greek Macedonian border. This man has been stranded in a field, sharing a flimsy tent with the other members of his family for 11 days. Just a few hundred people are allowed to cross the Macedonian border every day whilst approximately 1,000 refugees arrive per day. As a result 11,000 are stuck in a transit camp designed to hold 1,500 for a day, not the two weeks some have been there.

Kiron: World-Class Education for Refugees

Less than 1% of refugees globally have access to higher education.

Kiron University believes that everybody has the right to fulfill their potential and improve their life prospects via educationand that the obstacles refugees face in accessing education can be overcome.

Kiron's vision is to provide millions of refugees worldwide with the opportunity to graduate with an accredited university degree, free of charge. No more time, potential, or lives wasted.