The British Channel 4’s documentary “Children on the Frontline” interviewed Hala, a refugee from Aleppo, Syria.
She mentions what smartphones mean to her. “It has everything. All my family, all my world is here.” She had left her home after her husband was kidnapped by Isis. She went through Europe from Istanbul to Germany, like many others, her only connection to her home is through her smartphone.
Smartphones have opened a crucial door to Syrians looking to migrate to various parts of Europe and provides consolation to those who have lost loved ones and been forced from their homes. You can read more about this here.