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" The British newspaper managed to achieve more than 140,000 walls of Facebook with data which help to understand how it was Syria before the war. A country of "income low-middle", according to the World Bank. It is not a rich region, but also poor, with a GDP which stood at 1,850 dollars based on 2007 data, last collected by the international institution. Per 100 inhabitants, the CIA accounted for 87 mobile, according to a report by 2014. A number high, but still far from countries such as Spain where there are more phones than people.
"Class families are average, as any of us", she explains to Verne Rosa Otero, spokesman of UNHCR. I.e., those who are forced to leave their house after four years of war, also were forced to leave their jobs and life relatively accommodated in which could afford mobile. Now those smartphones, which some see as luxuries, save you life.
The phone has become an appliance as important as medications, and even more essential than clothing or food. Through them communicating with your family, check the path that should be followed thanks to the GPS system and consult the websites and Facebook pages that are opening up to help them, but also to extort them for the traffickers who move them in barges to predatory pricing by the Mediterranean. Inside the backpacks and suitcases of refugees is shown in these images collected in the Medium platform by IRC (International Rescue Committee). In most are phones and Chargers.
Paul Donohoe, IRC Member tells in an interview to CNBC the case of a refugee whose boat sank in the course of Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos and thanks to WhatsApp could alert the coast guard. Not only told the authority, thanks to the GPS, he knew where to swim for his life. This navigation system also serves to look for alternatives when trains do not go stations or promised buses don't arrive. "Whenever I get to a new country I buy a SIM, internet access and download a map to locate me," said Osama Aljasem, Syrian Professor of music at The New York Times. "Never could have reached my destination without my smartphone".
"Also used Google maps, online translators, or currency converters", says Kate Coyer, also on CNBC, Director of the Civil Society and Technology project at Central European University. During the last few weeks has been helping the refugees to become Hungary installing free wifi zones. "We are making sure that thanks to these tools is reducing the risk and costs involved in trafficking in persons. The Mafia are not going to eliminate, but internet helps to avoid taking advantage of them."