Harvard Students Create Website To Help House Ukrainian Refugees

As the refugee crisis continues to grow in Europe, more and more people are looking for ways to help. One way to do this is to create a website that provides information about how to help refugees.

Two Harvard students decided to create a website in order to help refugees. The website has a blog section, as well as a section where people can sign up to send food and supplies to refugees.

The freshmen named “Avi Schiffmann and Marco Burstein” created Ukraine Take Shelter after watching thousands of Ukrainians being forced to leave their homes.

“I have the skills to make websites and apps and all that kind of stuff and I have this big public following on social media. So I felt that I could combine the two and really make something like a direct, practical, useful tool for the people in Ukraine,” Schiffmann said.

That’s when he called his friend Burstein, who is web developer.

“We just stayed up all night working on this website. And we managed to make it in like a few days,” said Schiffmann.

Thousands of Ukrainian family narrowly escapes Russian bombardment and their goal was to make something as easy to use as possible.

“If you’re a refugee, you don’t necessarily have time to be scrolling through pages and pages of documentation,” said Burstein.

The process is very easy. Users simply enter the nearest city and they instantly see who is offering shelter for refugees.

Ukraine Take Shelter already has 7,000 listings across Europe.

“We’ve had so many success stories from refugees getting successful sanctuary because of this website and I think that’s incredible that me and Marco here in the United States can develop this website that is then used across the entire world,” said Schiffmann.

The website is still in its early stages, but the students are hoping to grow it and make it a resource for people all over the world.

To learn more about Ukraine Take Shelter Website, click Here

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