Connecting Refugees: How Internet and Mobile Connectivity can Improve Refugee Well-Being and Transform Humanitarian Action

by Alan Vernon, Kamel Deriche, Samantha Eisenhauer
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) – Published on 14 September 2016

23 pp. 5.4 MB
http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Connecting%20Refugees.pdfimage-012_resize

As well as being essential for keeping in touch with loved ones, many refugees view access to a mobile phone and the internet as being as critical to their safety and security as food, water and shelter. The report is based on research undertaken in 44 countries on four continents. It shows that for many refugees a connected device is a lifeline and a critical tool for self-empowerment.

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