Technology for the 21st century refugee

I am starting a project with the aim of conceptualising and/or being able to develop a piece of technology that refugees, asylum seekers and alike can carry with them to make their journey safer.

It has been well documented the plight of Syrians forced to flee their homes and travel to Europe. Many of them arriving with what they are carrying in their pockets, i.e. mobile phones.

I would like to discuss what type of technology does someone need to survive, it certainly isn’t NFC or 4G, so what could a mobile phone or device provide someone that is making this type of journey to help them and keep them safe.

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