16 November 2015

Out of the lab and into refugee camps: STEM and humanitarian aid

The Guardian 13 November 2015: Here in the northern hemisphere the days have become shorter, and the wind colder. Winter is coming, and with it fresh threats to those in the overcrowded refugee camps at Calais, in Greece and elsewhere in Europe. On the streets of our towns and cities, the homeless will face increased challenges from the cold and seasonal illness. And of course, these issues are not isolated to cold-weather climes. Disease, overcrowding, lack of hygiene, lack of shelter: these are the problems that shape the response to homelessness and humanitarian crises worldwide.

Here in London, I’ve been bundling together old warm clothes, coats and jackets to send to Calais and the Wrap Up London appeal, my horror at my ow...read on.