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Introducing the Principles on Identification for Sustainable Development

Introducing the Principles on Identification for Sustainable Development

Published on: Jan 29 2018 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The estimated 1.5 billion people in developing countries who lack proof of identity may be denied access to rights and services – they may be unable to open...
A Really Bad Blockchain Idea: Digital Identity Cards for Rohingya Refugees

A Really Bad Blockchain Idea: Digital Identity Cards for Rohingya Refugees

Published on: Jan 11 2018 by Wayan Vota - 34 Comments
The Rohingya Project claims to be a grassroots initiative that will empower Rohingya refugees with a blockchain-leveraged financial ecosystem tied to digital identity...
Refugee Education – Your Weekend Long Reads

Refugee Education – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Nov 24 2017 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on Refugee Education – Your Weekend Long Reads
The surge in global refugees has had devastating effects on the education of affected children. Only 61% of refugee children have access to primary education, and...
How Can Chatbots Help Us Respond to Humanitarian Crises?

How Can Chatbots Help Us Respond to Humanitarian Crises?

Published on: Aug 31 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Can Chatbots Help Us Respond to Humanitarian Crises?
At the moment, The World Food Programme (WFP) and the wider humanitarian system are #FightingFamine in four countries. In Somalia, Yemen, North-Eastern Nigeria...
Ok Chatbot: What is Your Value for Humanitarians?

Ok Chatbot: What is Your Value for Humanitarians?

Published on: Jul 20 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Whether or not you are aware of it, you have probably interacted with a chatbot – whether checking your finances, making a travel reservation, or even ordering...
3 Ways Technology Can Support Education for Displaced Children

3 Ways Technology Can Support Education for Displaced Children

Published on: Apr 20 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Currently it is estimated that there are 4.6 million Syrian refugees; 6.6 million displaced persons inside Syria. Of these, half are children. In March, Technology...
10 Best Practices to Reach Communities in Complex Emergencies

10 Best Practices to Reach Communities in Complex Emergencies

Published on: Dec 02 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
You arrive at Bangui airport in the Central African Republic (CAR) from headquarters, you switch on your smartphone to tell your family and colleagues that you’ve...
How Refugee Saharawis Use ICTs in Their Fight for Independence

How Refugee Saharawis Use ICTs in Their Fight for Independence

Published on: Sep 04 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Refugee Saharawis Use ICTs in Their Fight for Independence
The Story of Western Sahara The formation of the Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, started in 1975, when Spain sold off its former colony to Morocco and...
60 Million Displaced People Need New Technology for Cash Transfers

60 Million Displaced People Need New Technology for Cash Transfers

Published on: Aug 28 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
There are more refugees and displaced people in the world now than ever before. Fortunately, a much-needed transformation is afoot among humanitarian agencies responding...
How Technology Can Revitalize the Worst Refugee Crisis of Our Time

How Technology Can Revitalize the Worst Refugee Crisis of Our Time

Published on: Aug 17 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Technology Can Revitalize the Worst Refugee Crisis of Our Time
Last year, the United Nations (UN) Refugee Agency reported that the number of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide exceeded 50 million...