Flatiron School teams up with Re:Coded to help Syrian refugees learn to code

There are now more than 6.5 million scattered Syrian refugees throughout the world and many of them are left without any way to make a living as the war wages on in their home country. Iraqi NGO Re:Coded and New York-based code school Flatiron are putting together a plan to help those refugees most susceptible to extremism in Iraq by teaching them programming skills.

Why Iraq and not Germany? We hear a lot about the flood of refugees in Europe but contrary to what you might conclude from many news reports, most of those fleeing Syria – 4.8 million – want to stay close to home, including surrounding areas such as Iraq and Palestine. At last count, there were more than 200,000 refugees in Iraq.

With support from the United Nations, Re:Coded’s goal is to help displaced Syrians stay in a more familiar region and lower some of the burdens placed on traveling far afield to Europe by giving them the skills to make a living in Iraq …

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