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Paris Hackathon aims to create apps for refugees

Paris Hackathon aims to create apps for refugees
 
The "Hackathon" in Paris Timothée Ferreol

Dozens of webmasters, designers and computer programmers gathered in Paris last weekend for a "Hackathon" - a race against the clock to develop digital "apps" to help France's 170,000 refugees. Pioneered by a French NGO called Singa, and sponsored by the UNHCR, the "Connected Refugees" initiative wants to help refugees find their feet and get ahead using digital media. But it also aims to tap into their strengths and allow them to contribute as much as possible to their adopted country.
 

The NGO Singa France is on Facebook


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