Aid organisations using technology to help Syrian refugees in the Middle East


Mobile data collection has replaced the clipboard

Source:  Dr John Haskew, WHO

Aid organisations are permanently evaluating and monitoring refugees. Rather than a clipboard, aid workers today enter data directly onto a mobile device.

When refugees arrive at the Zaatari camp in Jordan, UNHCR gives them a SIM card from a local mobile network. This not only ensures that new arrivals are connected, but also that UNHCR has a database of contact numbers.

In this picture, a hospital physician uses a mobile device for reporting in Erbil, Iraq.

Click here to read more details about how technology is helping deliver aid to Syrian refugees in the Middle East.

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