Provoked by ‘Boat Migrants’ Tragedy, Young Syrian Refugee Invents Smart Life Jacket

Originally published by The Jordan Times and reprinted with permission.

Nineteen-year-old Siba Obaid, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan, has developed a smart life jacket, which has been adopted by the Ibdaa Foundation.

Obaid said that her invention was triggered by the tragedy of her father and the hundreds of thousands of Syrian migrants on open seas while attempting to escape the scourge of war. “I was horrified to see these people dying with nobody around to help and rescue them. Read More.