How Smartphones Offer Syrian Refugees a Lifeline


The tourism season has drawn to a close for another year on the Greek island of Lesbos. While the beaches have emptied of sightseers, they remain strewn with cellophane wrappers.

For Syrian refugees making the risky six-mile trip from Turkey across the water, those wrappers are the only form of protection for their most prized possession: their smartphones. Once on the island, which over the last year has become a main point of entry into Europe for Syrians fleeing their war-torn homeland, refugees rip the makeshift protection off their phones and discard it on sand.

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WizzroSupreme1208d ago

A great way to offer a little hope to those in need.

N0TaB0T1206d ago

And no battery life in the state of pure unrest and lack of resources. Hmm nice help indeed.