9 Massive Refugee Camps That Are Home to Nearly 1.5 Million People

While the Arab Spring and its resulting political upheavals have firmly held the world's attention over the past two years, the Middle East's conflicts are, sadly, far from the only ones going on. Wars in North, West, and East Africa have displaced millions of people and killed untold more. Those lucky enough to… » 9/13/13 9:00am 9/13/13 9:00am

144,000 Syrian refugees are packed in this endless city made of tents

While the United States discusses about the political convenience of bombing President Assad's military, some of the two million Syrian refugees are begging Obama to attack at once. According to Spanish newspaper El País, that's the opinion of many of the 144,000 Syrian exiles surviving at Zaatari, a refugee city made… » 9/08/13 1:20pm 9/08/13 1:20pm

No Hex Wrench Needed: Ikea Designs a Smarter Flatpack Refugee Shelter

If there's any company on earth with an expertise in designing things that are easy to transport and assemble, it's Ikea. So it makes perfect sense that the Swedish furniture manufacturer would team up with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees—or the UNCHR for short—to redesign the temporary shelters that… » 6/26/13 1:37pm 6/26/13 1:37pm