We have just built and released UNHCR’s ‘My Life as a Refugee’ smart-phone app. The app is an ... More
We have just built and released UNHCR’s ‘My Life as a Refugee’ smart-phone app. The app is an educational experience, allowing users to live the life of a refugee and encounter typical every day decisions with potentially devastating consequences.
This is the first app that ACW have developed, and one that is hoping to make a real difference by raising awareness surrounding the inhumane conditions that refugees have to suffer.
Last updated 30 Jun 2012
Published 30 Jun 2012
There is a groundbreaking and multi award winning TV documentary series emanating from Australia called "Go Back To Where You Came From" that put six regular Aussies in the position of refugees who attempt the death defying boat trip from Malaysia to the North of Australia. When being put in the same position as the 'boat people' all six got an eye-opening look at the reason why someone would put their whole family on a rickety boat and risk their lives rather than stay in their own country. There are many reasons but, the bottom line is, they figure that it couldn't possibly be any worse then the living hell of where they have come from. My Life as a Refugee is an free educational smartphone application that puts you in the virtual position of the modern day refugee. You make the decisions on how you and your family could survive and the decisions you have to make to ensure you achieve that.
Every minute eight people are forced to flee war, persecution or terror. If conflict threatened your family, what would you do if each choice you have to make could be a matter of life or death. 'My Life as a Refugee’ is the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) newly released smartphone application that allows users to live the life of a refugee and encounter typical every day decisions with potentially devastating results. It hopes to make a real difference by raising awareness surrounding...