Reports & Working Papers

Publication details

A Global Broadband Plan for Refugees
Release year: 2017

Author(s) details

Blair Levin

Paul De Sa

T. Alexander Aleinikoff

Publication description

Refugee, internet, connectivity
With global displacement at record levels, policymakers and humanitarian organizations increasingly recognize the role communications technology can play in facilitating protection solutions for refugees, both in transit and at destination. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has documented how mobile and Internet connectivity, specifically, enable refugees to remain safe, access health and educational services, build livelihoods, and keep in touch with families and communities.