Forced Migration Review 38: The Technology Issue

Organisation: WRC, WHO, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) | Nov 2011 Author: University of Oxford
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Modern technologies are now reaching further than they ever have before, and are not only affecting the ways in which humanitarian agencies respond to a crisis, but are also impacting the ways that affected communities deal with displacement and disconnection. This issue of Forced Migration Review contains a number of articles that look at the role and effects of technology on displaced people and those who work with them. The articles in this issue demonstrate the transformative effect of technology for affected people and for their relationships to agencies, governments, the diaspora and each other. The articles cover positive and negative aspects of the spread of technologies, including the implications of technology for accountability in humanitarian responses; the increased scope for controlling displaced people and the potential in technological advances for assistance and protection programmes.

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