There are 60 million refugees around the world - real people like you and me.
The Refugee Emojis Keyboard offers a common language for people to understand the global refugee crisis and connect around ways to help refugees worldwide.
Refugees are #RealPeople…
Refugees are #RealPeople…
After downloading and installing the app, the Refugee Emojis keyboard becomes available on your mobile device. You then need to activate the keyboard, before it appears in a messenger app. How to install and activate the keyboard is illustrated in the guide when opening the app.
The Refugee Emojis keyboard works on all Android (2.2+ minimum) (4.4+ recommended) and iOS devices. For optimal use we recommend using the latest version of your platform.
On iOS and Android you can use the keyboard in the most common messengers like iMessage, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Kik or Telegram.
The only option to send a Refugee Emoji is by sharing it as an image. To experience this best on any device, we’ve enlarged the emojis. The common emojis that you can put in line with text are part of the official Unicode language.
No, the keyboard only works in messenger apps.
No, you only have to install the app and activate the keyboard once. But the app does need to remain on your device. When you remove the Refugee Emojis app, you also remove the keyboard.
The Emojis are not stored locally, so in order to use the emojis your mobile phone needs to have an Internet connection.
No this functionality is not supported by the Refugee Emojis keyboard.
This can be accomplished by pressing the keyboard icon in the bottom navigation bar and selecting the Refugee Emoji Keyboard.
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Her positive view on the future made it all the way to HBO, where she was featured on Last Week Tonight hosted by John Oliver.
Osama Abdul Mohsen was a soccer coach for al-Fotuwa in Syria, before the civil war forced his family to flee.
After making headlines in Germany, his story reached Cenafe, a Spanish academy dedicated to training soccer coaches. The academy offered to help bring the Mohsen family to Spain.
Osama is now rebuilding his career as a soccer coach, living in Spain with his two sons.
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Seven months later, at the hearing to determined his status, Muhammad asked to do the interview in German. The judge couldn’t believe what he was hearing and said, “Muhammad, you are now an Austrian!”
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In 2014, he fled to Lebanon, and then to Turkey, where death threats followed him. He soon found an organization that supports LGBTI refugees, which helped him with his resettlement to the US in 2015.
Subhi now works for this same organization to continue helping other LGBTI refugees with asylum and resettlement.
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UNHCR transported the family to Jamam refugee camp in South Sudan, and finally to Gendrassa camp, where Awad planned to begin farming.
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