According to a study by researchers at Penn State university…

  • 86% of refugees within the Zaatari camp have access to a mobile phone.
  • more than 50% said they used it more than once a day
  • There is also a high level of interest in a wide variety of internet based services, particularly social media and news.
  • In some cases, mobile phone and internet use among refugees is greater in the camps than when they were living in Syria
  • Refugee Students are able to sit for the Jordanian High School Diploma.
  • mobile phones are far more common than computers or tablets. (usually only available in communal areas)
  • A website called appsforrefugees.com collects the most interesting and creative apps developed to provide aid and support.

 

references

http://news.psu.edu/story/350156/2015/03/26/research/ist-researchers-explore-technology-use-syrian-refugee-camp 

http://refugeeaidapp.com

http://www.newslettereuropean.eu/aid-support-can-ict-provide-refugees/

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http://refugeeaidapp.com

 

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