Refugees and Connectivity

GSMA Disaster Response

The area of refugees and connectivity is an as-yet under researched and under studied area, but some important papers have nevertheless been published over the last few years, particularly with regard to Syrian refugees. Key publications include:

Voices of Refugees: Information and Communication Needs of Refugees in Greece and Germany



BBC Media Action July 2016


Internet and Mobile Connectivity Can Improve Refugee Well Being And Transform Humanitarian Action



United Nations High Commission for Refugees June 2016


A Social Informatics Analysis of Refugee Mobile phone Use: Za’atari Camp



Penn State University June 2016


Mapping Refugee Media Journeys



The Open University/France Medias Monde May 2016


Syrian Refugees and Information Precarity



California State University, Worcester University, Lasell College 2015


Disaster Response: Mobile Money for the Displaced



GSMA December 2014


Refugee Economies: Rethinking Popular Assumptions



Oxford Refugee Studies Centre June 2014


Reconnecting Refugees Through Mobile: Refugees United Case Study



GSMA February 2014


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