Mobile Future

Smartphones a Vital Lifeline for War Refugees

Smartphones are revolutionizing the way in which refugees can communicate with international aid agencies such as the United Nations and the Red Cross. For instance, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees has already given out 33,000 SIM cards and 85,704 solar lanterns for refugees to charge their mobile devices in order to get life-saving information and stay connected with their families.  Tens and thousands of migrants who have been displaced due to the war in Syria are now utilizing the transformative power of smartphones in life-changing ways.  For some, smartphones are even considered more important than food.

To learn more about the way smartphones are changing lives for people in war-torn areas, click here.