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Pope approves new decrees for the Causes of Saints

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My Life as a Refugee: An app about the hardships refugees deal with

2015-02-07

Every minute, eight people are forced to flee their homes to escape war. It's a reality that's unimaginable to many, but now there's an app, designed to inform people about these hardships. It's called 'My Life as a Refugee.' 

The app sheds light on different social challenges people face around the globe. There's 27 year old Merita. She is married and is expecting a child. Then, there's 15 year old Paulo, the eldest of four brothers. Amika is a 24 year old mother of two. Users can choose one of the characters to try and experience their reality. 

It asks questions like whether or not one should leave their home or stay despite the dangers, which sometimes turn deadly. These are the situations that are posed to users on a day to day basis. 

It's an app to remind users of the hardships refugees face and if only for a minute, to put themselves in their shoes. The app, which is being launched by the UN, is free and available in English for iOS and Android.


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