09 April 2018

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies

Biometrics in the Humanitarian Sector (The Engine Room & Oxfam, March 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

How Blockchain Can Benefit Migration Programmes and Migrants (Migration Data Portal Blog, Feb. 2018) [text]
- See also shorter version on Refugees Deeply.

Humanitarian Technology (IRIN, Jan. 2018) [access]
- "The promises and risks of new technology in disaster response. A curated collection of IRIN reporting."

Humanitarianism’s Other Technology Problem (Medium, April 2018) [text]

Refugee Connectivity: A Survey of Mobile Phones, Mental Health, and Privacy at a Syrian Refugee Camp in Greece (Harvard University, April 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Revealed: Facebook Hate Speech Exploded in Myanmar during Rohingya Crisis," The Guardian, 3 April 2018 [text]

"Safety Planning for Technology: Displaced Women and Girls’ Interactions with Information and Communication Technology in Lebanon and Harm Reduction Considerations for Humanitarian Settings," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 3:3 (March 2018) [open access]

Social Media + Society, vol. 4, no. 1 (January-March 2018) [open access]
- This issue includes 13 articles under the theme of "Forced Migrants and Digital Connectivity." They are organized under three different sub-sections. To locate them, either scroll down or use the ctrl-find function on your keyboard to search for instances of "forced migrants."

Social Media Networking and Information Behaviours in Youth Refugees: A Protocol for a Systematic Scoping review (Cochrane Collaboration, Jan. 2018) [text]

"Tagged, Tracked and in Danger: How the Rohingya Got Caught in the UN’s Risky Biometric Database," Wired, 12 March 2018 [text]

Under Watchful Eyes: Biometrics, EU IT-systems and Fundamental Rights (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, March 2018) [text]


Enter the Room (ICRC) [info]
- Free app that tells "the story of what happens when war comes to a child's bedroom by exploring the space through Augmented Reality." Download iOS version here.

Signpost (IRC et al.) [access]
- A "digital initiative focused on providing the humanitarian community with a platform to reach refugees, asylum seekers and crisis-affected communities with critical information in multiple languages." Read the press release for more info.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Data (16 Feb. 2018)

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