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Digital lifeline? : ICTs for refugees and displaced persons / edited by Carleen F. Maitland.

Book Book ([2018])
Description: xxii, 281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2018]
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
1 of 1 copy available at Bunker Hill Community College.
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  • ISBN: 9780262535083
  • ISBN: 0262535084
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary: Today's global refugee crisis has mobilized humanitarian efforts to help those fleeing persecution and armed conflict at all stages of their journey. Aid organizations are increasingly employing new information technologies in their mission, taking advantage of proliferating mobile phones, remote sensors, wireless networks, and biometric identification systems. Digital Lifeline? examines the use of these technological innovations by the humanitarian community, exploring operations and systems that range from forecasting refugee flows to providing cellular and Internet connectivity to displaced persons. The contributors, from disciplines as diverse as international law and computer science, offer a variety of perspectives on forced migration, technical development, and user behavior, drawing on field work in countries including Jordan, Lebanon, Rwanda, Germany, Greece, the United States, and Canada. --
Authors: Maitland, Carleen F., (editor.).
Citation: Maitland, Carleen F. "Digital lifeline? : ICTs for refugees and displaced persons." Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2018.
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