This Chrome extension replaces every 'refugee' with 'human'

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Europe Struggles to Cope With Influx of Migrants

With the immigration crisis intensifying in Europe, we are constantly witnessing news updates on "refugees," "migrants," "asylum seekers" and other ways to refer to the massive influx of people who are trying to get through the borders of the European Union.

According to Agency, a creative studio based in New York and Sidney, the narrative that we are creating around these people is often dehumanizing. The team therefore came up with a Chrome extension they called "Rehumanize," which they refer to as "the Chrome extension for humanity":

It's in your newsfeed, it's in the news. Too often those fleeing disaster and despair are called "queue jumpers", "boat people" or worse.. "illegals". It's easy to lose sight of their humanity.

This simple Chrome extension replaces these words and brings in a little more dignity. Let's call them humans.

Agency


You can download the extension from the Chrome Web Store and every "dehumanizing" word will be automatically replaced.

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This Chrome extension replaces every 'refugee' with 'human'
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2015 file photo, a woman rescued with other migrants off the Libyan coast peers through a gate on the Norwegian ship Siem Pilot to get her first sight of the island of Sardinia as they sail in the Mediterranean sea towards the Italian port of Cagliari. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
Migrants sit on the deck of the Belgian Navy vessel Godetia after they were saved at sea during a search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coasts, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Hundreds of migrants were rescued on Tuesday by the Godetia, which is part of a EU Navy vessels fleet taking part in the Triton migrants rescue operation. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2015 file photo, migrants disembark from the catamaran Terra Jet at the Athens' port of Piraeus. About 1,800 refugees arrived from the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos as the country has been overwhelmed by record numbers of migrants this year. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)
Syrian refugees walk among fields at the border town of Idomeni, northern Greece to cross the border and enter Macedonia, on Wednesday Aug. 26, 2015. The U.N.’s refugee agency said it expects 3,000 people to cross Macedonia daily in the coming days as Greece has borne the brunt of a record number of refugees and migrants heading to Europe. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
A migrant jumps a fence as he attempts to access the Channel Tunnel in Calais, northern France, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Thousands of migrants have been scaling fences near the Channel Tunnel linking the two countries and boarding freight trains or trucks destined for Britain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
A migrant, hiding under a train, tries to sneak on a train towards Serbia, at the railway station in the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Over 1,000 migrants from Middle East, Asia and Africa, enter Macedonia daily from Greece, heading north through the Balkans on their way to the more prosperous European Union countries. The migrants' urgency to reach Europe has become more pronounced as they race to reach Hungary before the Hungarian government finishes building a razor-wire fence. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015 file photo, migrants try to board a train that would take them toward Serbia at the railway station in the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija. Macedonia is facing an increasing pressure of migrants flow on its southern and northern borders with Greece and Serbia as thousands of migrants from Middle East, Asia and Africa are heading north through the Balkans on their way to the more prosperous European Union countries. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski, File)
A woman looks out of a train that was stopped in Bicske, Hungary, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Over 150,000 peoplel have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
A migrant lies on the track with a baby as she is detained in Bicske, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
FILE - In this Sept 2, 2015 file photo, migrants crowd the bridge of the Norwegian ship Siem Pilot sailing along the Mediterranean sea. The Siem Pilot is carrying to the Italian Port of Cagliari hundreds of migrants rescued in several operations in the Mediterranean sea. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
A paramilitary police officer carries the lifeless body of an unidentified migrant child, lifting it from the sea shore, near the Turkish resort of Bodrum, Turkey, early Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. A number of migrants are known to have died and some are still reported missing, after boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized. (AP Photo/DHA) TURKEY OUT
FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2015 file photo, Macedonian police officers help a dehydrated migrant, who is accompanied by a fellow migrant trying to get to a transit center after crossing the border from Greece to Macedonia, near southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija. Thousands of migrants have poured into Macedonia and boarded trains and buses that are taking them a step closer to the European Union. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski, File)
A migrant man holding a boy react as they are stuck between Macedonian riot police officers and migrants during a clash near the border train station of Idomeni, northern Greece, as they wait to be allowed by the Macedonian police to cross the border from Greece to Macedonia, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. Macedonian special police forces have fired stun grenades to disperse thousands of migrants stuck on a no-man's land with Greece, a day after Macedonia declared a state of emergency on its borders to deal with a massive influx of migrants heading north to Europe. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2015 file photo, a man carries a girl in his arm as they arrive with other migrants just after dawn on a dinghy after crossing from Turkey to the island of Kos in southeastern Greece. Greece has become the main gateway to Europe for tens of thousands of refugees and economic migrants, mainly Syrians fleeing war, as fighting in Libya has made the alternative route from north Africa to Italy increasingly dangerous. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2015 file photo, a family of refugees hug each other after successfully arriving on a dinghy on the Greek island of Kos after crossing overnight from Turkey to Greece. Greece has become the main gateway to Europe for tens of thousands of refugees and economic migrants, mainly Syrians fleeing war, as fighting in Libya has made the alternative route from north Africa to Italy increasingly dangerous. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015 file photo, children play on a train track as migrants wait for a train heading toward Serbia, at the railway station in the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija. Macedonia is facing an increasing pressure of migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa flowing into its southern and northern borders with Greece and Serbia and heading toward more prosperous European Union countries. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski, File)
A dinghy with migrants sails under a rising sun a few miles off a coast of the southeastern island of Kos, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Fights broke out among migrants on the Greek island of Kos Tuesday, where overwhelmed authorities are struggling to contain increasing numbers of people arriving clandestinely on rubber dinghies from the nearby Turkish shore. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2015 file photo, a migrant sits at a camp set near Calais, northern France. Thousands of migrants have been scaling fences near the Channel Tunnel linking the two countries and boarding freight trains or trucks destined for Britain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2015 file photo, a migrant sleeps inside a tent at a camp set near Calais, northern France. Thousands of migrants have been scaling fences near the Channel Tunnel linking the two countries and boarding freight trains or trucks destined for Britain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
FILE - Aug. 4, 2015 file photo, migrants walk along the train tracks after crossing a fence as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel in Calais, northern France. Thousands of migrants have been scaling fences near the Channel Tunnel linking the two countries and boarding freight trains or trucks destined for Britain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
In this Monday, April 20, 2015, file photo, the Tunisian navigator Mohammed Ali Malek, and one of the survivors of the boat that overturned off the coast of Libya, waits to disembark from Italian Coast Guard ship Bruno Gregoretti, at Catania Harbor, Italy. The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that more than 800 people were believed to have drowned in the weekend sinking of a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe, making it the deadliest such disaster in the Mediterranean. Prosecutors said that after ship captain Mohammed Ali Malek rammed a vessel, terrified migrants rushed around the overcrowded boat, which was already unbalanced from the collision. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
Migrants wait to disembark from the Irish naval ship Le Eithne, at the Palermo harbor, Italy, Saturday, May 30, 2015. The Italian coast guard says it has coordinated the rescue of more than 4,000 migrants off Libya's coast in 22 separate operations. The rescues, from 13 boats and nine motorized rubber dinghies, took place Friday. Cargo ships and Irish and German navy vessels helped Italian military craft in Friday's rescues. (AP Photo/Alessandro Fucarini)
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