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Mobile is a Lifeline: Research from Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania

July 11, 2017 | Disaster Response | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania | Jenny Casswell

Today, at the GSMA’s Mobile 360 – Africa we are launching a new report documenting the socio-economic impact of mobile connectivity for refugees in Nyarugusu camp in Tanzania. At ...
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On #WorldRefugeeDay: A Look at Refugees and Identity

June 20, 2017 | Digital Identity | Disaster Response | Global | Matthew Wilson

Today, on the 20th of June, the international community is celebrating World Refugee Day by drawing attention to the unprecedented and ever-increasing number of people who have been forced ...
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One year on from the World Humanitarian Summit: New Research on Mobile Money, Humanitarian Cash Transfers and Displaced Populations

May 23, 2017 | Disaster Response | Haiti | Pakistan | Rwanda | Kyla Reid

One year ago today, world leaders, humanitarian agencies, civil society, and the private sector gathered in Istanbul for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS). The WHS was called in response ...
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The mobile industry perspective and key takeaways from UNESCO’s 2017 Mobile Learning Week

April 6, 2017 | Disaster Response | Global | Jenny Casswell & Ronda Zelezny-Green

We were fortunate to attend UNESCO’s 2017 Mobile Learning Week, where the theme was ‘Education in Emergencies and Crises’. We are currently witnessing the highest levels of ...
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Managing disaster response through mobile in Latin America

March 28, 2017 | Disaster Response | Latin America & the Caribbean | Chile | Colombia | Guatemala | Dulip Tillekeratne

The region of Latin America comprises of 50 countries spread across Southern and Central America as well as the islands of the Caribbean. Latin America is considered a developing region, ...
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Creating a Culture of Preparedness: Humanitarian Connectivity Charter Annual Report Launch

February 28, 2017 | Disaster Response | Olly Parsons

On the second anniversary of the launch of the Humanitarian Connectivity Charter (HCC), we are pleased to be launching the inaugural Humanitarian Connectivity Charter Annual Report at ...
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