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How to Protect Refugee Camps from Floods and Cyclones Using Geographic Information Systems

How to Protect Refugee Camps from Floods and Cyclones Using Geographic Information Systems

Published on: Apr 18 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - Leave a Comment
Late last year, following the escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar for camps over the Bangladesh...
New Evidence on What Educational Technology Works for Refugees and Displaced Populations – Your Weekend Long Reads

New Evidence on What Educational Technology Works for Refugees and Displaced Populations – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 07 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Leave a Comment
There are over half a billion children living in countries affected by conflict and disasters, making them three times more likely to be out of school than children...
Five Examples of United Nations Agencies Using Blockchain Technology

Five Examples of United Nations Agencies Using Blockchain Technology

Published on: Mar 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - 10 Comments
Blockchain technologies have the potential to help the international community reduce transaction costs, lower the risk of fraud, control financial risks and protect...
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...