Tech: Zuckerberg to Bring Internet to Refugee Camps

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he plans to bring the internet to UN refugee camps. He has said that the internet would help refugees easier get aid and maintain and locate family links. “Connectivity will help refugees better access support from the aid community and maintain links to family and loved ones,” said Zuckerberg. “Facebook is in a unique position to help maintain this lifeline.”

This comes as part of a campaign that Facebook is involved with to make the internet available to everyone around the world within five years. Zuckerberg said that widespread access to the internet could help the UN meet its developmental goals and help to life people out of poverty.

Contributor: Katie Campbell


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