Refugee Children

Refugee Children

Addressing the challenges faced by refugee and forcibly displaced children

Impact of mobile technology

Millions of children are on the move because of conflict, poverty and disaster in their own country or in the hope of finding a better, safer life. With a right to family reunification and the special protection granted to a refugee child, mobile technology can connect migrant, refugee and displaced children to vital aid and help them to stay in touch with their families.

Mobile operators can provide portable solutions for network coverage and device charging. They can offer online access to learning materials so that uprooted children can continue their education, and provide mobile financial services to displaced families. Working with expert partners, mobile operators can also develop and support innovative apps that bring families back together.

Article 10, CRC: Family reunification
Article 22, CRC: Refugee children