The 'Refugee Phones' Initiative Helps Refugees Stay in Contact

By: Katherine Pendrill - Mar 30, 2016
References: refugeephones & psfk
'Refugee Phones' is a charitable initiative that provides newly arrived refugees with cell phones and prepaid cash cards. With more and more refugees arriving in Europe each day, this initiative ensures that migrants can easily stay in contact with loved ones back home.

The Refugee Phones initiative was launched by a Swedish non-profit called 'Digital Reliance.' The organization works in conjunction with phone companies, service providers and volunteers to distribute phone kits to newly arrived refugees. These kits not only include cell phones, but they also come with changers and prepaid SIM cards. Volunteers even assist refugees with setting up the phones to make it as easy as possible for migrants to get in touch with those back home.

With more than 4,000 cell phones already distributed, the initiative demonstrates a unique way to overcome a communication barrier refugees often face.