Canada’s new Liberal government is committed to bringing 10,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of the year (not long left!). Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for a “whole of Canada effort” to integrate “10,000 new Canadians”, and one cell carrier is actually responding.
The creators of a new, massive emergency flotation device called the Centifloat were inspired to action by the horrifying images of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi.
When Hungary violently closed its border this week to refugees streaming in from Syria, people took to social media to find another way out. Using their phones, refugees charted a course to Croatia, whose leaders have pledged to welcome them.
Over the last few weeks, hastily erected razor-wire fences have made headlines as they’ve appeared along Hungary’s border to keep out refugees fleeing war-torn countries. But this is actually not a new phenomenon: At least four more European countries have built fences in the last few years in a heightened effort to…
Facebook has vowed to help the German government clamp down on hate speech and xenophobia relating to refugees.
It’s a classic trope of fashion magazines: What’s in your bag? But that question, posed by a photographer with the International Rescue Committee to refugees arriving in Greece from Syria and Afghanistan, takes on a very different tone.
Since 1993, 20,000 people have died in the Mediterranean Sea while fleeing war-torn Africa for the safety of European shores. Now, the world's first private maritime search and rescue operation is doing everything it can to help them. And they've already saved thousands of lives.
An action figure gives us a close-up look at Age of Ultron's Iron Man suit, plus a better look at Ultron. Learn more about Agent Carter's mythology. And take a good look at Powers' cast. Plus, has Doctor Who started hiring directors for season nine? Spoilers now!
When millions of people from the future arrive in the present day, seeking asylum, a small rural community is overwhelmed. That's the incredibly cool concept of Refugees, a new show BBC Worldwide is developing with Spanish company Astresmedia.
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…
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…
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…
It's not every day that you get to help out refugees and get your own personalized piece of the apocalypse at the same time. Total Oblivlion, More Or Less author Alan DeNiro has come up with a novel fundraising idea.
The Tourist featured secretive alien refugees and tentacle sex, attracted the interest of Quadrophenia director Franc Roddam, and inspired concept art by HR Giger. Despite being called a masterpiece by some, this strange science fiction noir was never actually made.
If you think natural disasters have gotten worse recently, you may want to brace yourself. A new report says tens of millions will be forced to flee their homes before the end of this decade, because of climate change.
Swiss company The Wall AG has a perfect solution for third-world shanty towns, semi-permanent refugee camps and approximately 7.2% of adult Americans: paper houses!
When you think about the archetypal science fiction story, chances are you think of the bold explorer, setting foot on a newfound planet in the name of a secure homeworld. But possibly the most pervasive narrative in science fiction is actually the story of refugees. They flee from planetary destruction, war, or just…