refugees

“Kilian Kleinschmidt: Beyond Survival deals with the psyche of people, to recognise that they need to regain everything they have lost, and this is not material, this is about their dignity.

I mean the Syrians, for their wellbeing, they need a fountain and a birdcage and a plant and they need to sit next to the fountain to drink tea. That’s their expression of home. So everybody at Zaatari was building fountains.” – Refugee camps are the “cities of tomorrow”, says aid expert

“That whole concept that you can connect a poor person with something that belongs to the 21st century is very alien to even most aid agencies. Intelligence services and so on from government think “my god, these are just refugees, so why should they be able to do 3D-printing? Why should they be working on robotics?” The idea is that if you’re poor, it’s all only about survival.” – Refugee camps are the “cities of tomorrow”, says aid expert