Backed by Data, the RefugeeMobile smartphone program Helps Refugees Assimilate


It may come as no surprise that giving free phones to refugees could help them resettle, but now there are data that suggest exactly how much the phones help and in what ways. The RefugeeMobile program provides free mobile service and phones loaded with applications directed at helping refugees settle in the United States. A partnership of four organizations head the work: the mobile service provider Sparrow Mobile for All, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, Refugee Services of Texas, supported by funding from Vodafone Americas Foundation.