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Refugees and the digital divide

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December 3, 2015

Refugees and the digital divide

As reported around the SEiSMiC network (e.g. in Sweden and in Italy), cities are scrambling to find ways to manage the influx of Middle Eastern migrants arriving on their doorsteps. Digital communications can be enormously helpful in disseminating critical information to them about asylum-request procedures, housing, employment, schools and social services. But what’s being done to ensure that this new group of arrivals has access? A new research report from the Washington D.C.-based Migration Policy Institute examines the steps taken by three global cities with historically high levels of foreign-born residents: New York, Barcelona and London. The paper looks at measures to make...
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