03 March 2016

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information-related Items


4 Smartphone Tools Syrian Refugees Use to Arrive in Europe Safely (Voices: Perspectives on Development Blog, Feb. 2016) [text]

Between Hype and Frustration: Social Media in Emergencies (Social Media for Good Blog, Feb. 2016) [text]

Common Standards via the Backdoor: The Domestic Impact of Asylum Policy Coordination in the European Union, Dissertation (Maastricht Univ., 2015) [text]
- Chapter 5 focuses on "Coordinating Asylum Policies and Information in Europe: Cooperation on Country of Origin Information."

Mapping a Response: Using Satellite Images to Aid Humanitarian Action (ALNAP, Feb. 2016) [text]

"Rapid and near Real-time Assessments of Population Displacement Using Mobile Phone Data Following Disasters: The 2015 Nepal Earthquake," PLOS Currents: Disasters, Edition 1 (Feb. 2016) [open access]

Supporting Quality Education in Iraqi Refugee Camps (Technology for Good Blog, Feb. 2016) [text]

Youth Mobile Phone and Internet Use, January 2015, Za’atari Camp, Mafraq, Jordan (Penn State Univ. et al., Oct. 2015) [access]
- Follow link for report and data. See also related article about ongoing research.


Apps for Refugees [access]
- Central point for accessing smartphone apps useful for refugees.

EASO COI Portal [access]
- This database "delivers COI authored by national asylum administrations from EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland, EASO and EU institutions (EU External Action Service, European Parliament, etc.)." In beta.

High Tech Humanitarians [info]
- The "first free platform for open source humanitarian innovation, to allow universal access to life-changing technology."

RefAid App [access]
- See also Huffington Post article about this app.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs (8 Feb. 2016)

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