As the importance of mobile connectivity to refugees becomes more widely recognised, more organisations are launching projects to meet this need. From turning leftover data into cash donations to topping up refugee accounts and using digital money to alleviate hunger, here are several projects worth watching.
A selection of news reports and advocacy films illustrating the importance of connectivity and mobile phones to refugees.
REFUNITE harnesses the power and scale of mobile technology to reconnect refugees and displaced people with their missing loved ones.
Ongoing conflicts around the Middle East and North Africa region have resulted in the displacement of more than 10 million people in Zain’s operating markets.
One year ago today, world leaders, humanitarian agencies, civil society, and the private sector gathered in Istanbul for the World Humanitarian Summit. The WHS was called in response to the scale of human suffering caused by conflict and disasters around the world, and in recognition of the need to improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance for the 130 million people who depend on it for survival.
Over two million refugees arriving in Turkey presented a serious telecommunications challenge to Turkcell – but also an opportunity to help, and work with a new customer base.