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Using Call Detail Records To Understand Refugee Integration In Turkey 1

Using Call Detail Records To Understand Refugee Integration In Turkey

For this project, UN Global Pulse, UNHCR Innovation, and the UNHCR country team in Turkey analysed anonymized Call Detail Records (CDRs) provided by telecom operator Turk Telecom to understand refugee integration in Turkey, which is one of the main solutions recognised by UNHCR. Integration is a complex and gradual legal, economic, social, and cultural process …

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Using artificial intelligence to model displacement in Somalia 2

Using artificial intelligence to model displacement in Somalia

Predicting refugee and internally displaced persons (IDP) arrivals is of critical interest in humanitarian emergencies since field operations teams must prepare in advance for these arrivals. The better prepared they are the better assistance teams can provide in the form of food, shelter, and other protection-related services, as well as for contingency planning purposes.  Project …

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Understanding Perceptions of Migrants and Refugees with Social Media 3

Understanding Perceptions of Migrants and Refugees with Social Media

As refugees and migrants travel across multiple borders, they encounter increasing protection risks, particularly when routes change, legal practices evolve and borders close. This forced displacement represents a challenge for humanitarian organizations working to provide assistance to people fleeing dangerous situations. This project used data from Twitter to monitor protection issues and the safe access …

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Using Big Data to Study Rescue Patterns in the Mediterranean 4

Using Big Data to Study Rescue Patterns in the Mediterranean

Despite policy and media attention and a significant increase in search and rescue efforts, the number of deaths of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean hit record numbers in 2016. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) over 5,100 people were recorded dead or missing, representing 1.38 per cent of all those attempting the …

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