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Everyone is no-doubt aware that more than 500,000 refugees have been forced to flee war-torn conflict zones to seek safety in Europe.

To support UNHCR, we’re launching a new Xperia theme that uses graphics and visualisations to highlight the importance of individual acts of kindness and generosity to those in need, at the same time offering a simple way of donating and supporting the refugees in Europe and around the world, via an accompanying app.

phone_lockscreenUNHCR is the agency appointed by the UN to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. They’re on the ground, helping those who are caught up in this crisis. Humanitarian issues as complex as the refugee crisis require considered and competent responses; UNHCR is the only organisation protecting refugees and providing lifesaving assistance at every point of the journey to Europe. But, with so many in need, it’s crucial that people continue to support UNHCR as every donation helps them save lives and protect families who have been forced to flee their homes.

The XPERIA™ Support Refugees Theme is available to download from the Google Play Store – simply open the “Support Refugees” app within the theme and hit “Support” to donate. You can also find out more about UNHCR’s work with refugees on its website.

Anthony Devenish

PR Manager

Wearables, software and digital PR geek. Northerner (trying not to be a hipster) in London.