The United Kingdom’s Book Aid International has made donations of more than 160,000 books in nine countries to refugee youngsters.
Solar lamps as well as hundreds of thousands of books were in play in 2020 for Book Aid International’s logistics team and donor-publishers.
Dubai-based journalist Zeina Yazigi leads the IPA Amman seminar’s upcoming examination in Jordan of publishing’s role in the plight of refugees.
‘I could write a book,’ says Mary Jones, who led the creation of the now-closed Calais refugee camp’s Jungle Library, lost with the camp’s demolition.
Since December, aid organizations helping refugees have had access to a precious tool: a picture dictionary with 1,200 symbols adapted to the needs of refugees.
Representatives from Hungary, a market focus at this year’s Göteborg Book Fair, were openly criticized for the country’s harsh treatment of refugees.