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Malawi: Internet and Mobile Connectivity

Malawi: Internet and Mobile Connectivity

Connecting Refugees: How Internet and Mobile Connectivity can Improve Refugees' Well-Being

Refugees view access to a mobile phone and internet as being critical to their safety and security and essential for keeping in touch with loved ones. The places where refugees and displaced communities live frequently lack digital networks and infrastructure, or the connectivity available is too expensive.

For this reason, UNHCR teamed up with Microsoft and launched an initiative on March 2017 that will provide internet connectivity to refugees living in Dzaleka Camp.
Malawi: Internet and Mobile Connectivity
Remy Gakwaya, a 22 year old Burundian refugee stands outside his takenoLab centre in Dzaleka Camp, where he teaches other refugee youth to programme and code. With him are Kate Krukiel, Director of Partnerships from Microsoft and Kamel Deriche, UNHCR. Gakwaya is one of the refugee ambassadors for the Microsoft Connectivity project.