Why do refugees need Wi-Fi?

This year, a record-breaking 65 million people are on the run, having been displaced by conflict and violence. If averages prove true, most of these people will remain displaced for 19 years or more.

Whether a displaced person lives in a camp or a host community, their connectivity to mobile services and the Internet is not only a lifeline but also a key to success. Recognizing this, humanitarians are increasingly teaming up with satellite and mobile-network operators, making digital connectivity a key component of humanitarian response.

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