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.
In 2016, Vodacom installed a 3G tower in Nyarugusu refugee camp for the first time, providing an opportunity to assess the impact of mobile connectivity on refugees. Today, Airtel, Halotel and Tigo also provide connectivity to refugees in the camp.
Read our research on Mobile Money, Humanitarian Cash Transfers and Displaced Populations
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.