Why does every refugee have a smartphone? – a digital citizen report

Why does every refugee have a smartphone? – a digital citizen report

Smartphones not only allow refugees to keep in touch with their families, but also to share crucial information about prices, traffickers or how to travel safely through Europe (CNBC).  While technology can be an essential resource for individual refugees, it’s also essential to the agencies tasked with registering and housing them. The technologies used by aid and other agencies have the potential to do a world of good…but also come with risks.

The article also includes a video displaying the cost of travelling for a Syrian refugee:

You can read more here on Digital Citizen’s recent publication.