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CBC | 01.31.16

How mobile communication helps refugees…and smugglers

Mark Latonero

D&S Fellow Mark Latonero participated in this episode of CBC Radio discussing how mobile tech can help refugees and also smugglers.

Researcher Mark Latonero argues that all manner of mobile technologies – from messaging apps to money transfers – help refugees fleeing conflict. They amount to a digital infrastructure comparable to roads and trains in refugees’ journeys. Many of these same tools, however, are also used in human trafficking.

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