Syrian refugees in a UN camp in Jordan are able to use a Vancouver designed app to get to the services they need.
The app was developed by Peace Geeks, a non-profit tech developer based in Vancouver, in partnership with the UN High Commission for Refugees.
This particular app is long term and helps refugees navigate everyday camp life.
Renee Black, the Executive Director at Peace Geeks, says it’s a good resource.
“The idea is that it’s a single place that refugees can find whatever’s available to them: whether it be for things like water and sanitation, psycho-social help, or shelter or anything like that.”
Black says that smartphones are a refugee’s lifeline, and most refugee camps have a WiFi hotspot.