4 smartphone tools Syrian refugees use to arrive in Europe safely | Voices

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Summary:

When Syrian refugee Kenan al Beni’s boat ran into trouble at sea and almost drowned, he and his friends were well prepared to survive. They called the Greek coast guard on their cell phone. Later, they landed safely on the coast of Lesbos.

"We have all of their numbers,” the 19-year-old refugee told CNN.  “We send them in WhatsApp and they come and save us," he told CNN. He got all the information he needed through Facebook. Like Al Beni, many refugees “like” Facebook pages where other refugees compile advice to fellow travelers on the refugee trail to Europe. Read his full story here.

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http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/4-smartphone-tools-Syrian-refugees-use-to-arrive-in-Europe-safely

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Date tagged:

08/08/2016, 05:31

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08/08/2016, 01:31