Connecting refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine

by Telecoms Sans Frontieres
Connecting refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine
Connecting refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine
Connecting refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine
Connecting refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine
Connecting refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine
Connecting refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine
Connecting refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine
Connecting refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine
Connecting refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine
Connecting refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine

Summary

4M refugees have already fled Ukraine to seek refuge in the neighbouring countries. Families are separated, since it's often women and children who can leave the country. Being forced to leave part of their family behind and having little information on what awaits them beyond the border puts them in a distressing situation. TSF provides them relief through free internet connectivity which helps them remain in contact with their relatives and look for essential information for their future.

$16,586
total goal
$13,152
remaining
37
donors
1
monthly donor
2
months

Challenge

Within and outside Ukraine, displaced people and refugees in transit find themselves unconnected either because they don't have access to local sim cards, they don't know how to install them, or they cannot afford them. In crisis situations, unconnected means increased insecurity. Without access to the Internet, refugees, often women and children, have less to no possibility to remain in contact with their loved ones and to find up-to-date information on how to plan their next moves.

Solution

TSF provides free Wi-Fi connectivity on the buses set up by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) which are safely bringing refugees from Ukraine to Bucharest. In this way they can stay in contact with their family in Ukraine and look for information on their next moves. With the same objective, TSF is providing free Wi-Fi connectivity in transit shelters within Ukraine, where displaced people are hosted for a few days in preparation for their next move.

Long-Term Impact

Refugees, mainly women and children, fleeing the war in Ukraine are able to remain in contact with their relatives in Ukraine and can find relevant information for their future outside of their home country. In these situations, the psychological relief of hearing familiar voices, added to the possibility to access the most up-to-date information on the possible options for a safer and brighter future is essential to make informed decisions.

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Organization Information

Telecoms Sans Frontieres

Location: Pau, Nouvelle-Aquitaine - France
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @TSF_Intl
Project Leader:
Emmanuel Jean
Pau, Nouvelle-Aquitaine France
$3,434 raised of $16,586 goal
 
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