The World Refugee Day was June 20th – http://takeaction.unhcr.org
“A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries”
How can technology help?
Needs for reliable, affordable and accessible technology are plenty. It starts with keeping the communities informed about the proximity of dangers and places to hide, all the way to re-connection with love ones and enabling a more efficient management of refugee services (camps, food distribution, relocation, etc.). Here are some examples taken from MS Corporate Citizen Blog and Ericsson’s Technology for Good Blog:
- Skype low band widht
- Community Tech Access (Tech Labs in Refugee Camps)
- Food distribution
- Tracking your family by sms
Have you ever imagine how your life would be as refugee?
Try this app to be confronted by some of the real life decision refugees need to make:
Available for Android: – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acw.refugee