1. Background

Globally, 68.5 million people are forcibly displaced at the time of writing this readme, and over 25.4 million are refugees. In Bangladesh, there are over 650,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled violence, mass killings and sexual abuse from neighboring Myanmar.2 Of those, nearly 60% are children, many of whom are orphaned Distributing information about humanitarian services to large numbers of refugees poses significant challenges for NGOs like UNICEF. While 40% of rural refugee households have smartphones, many are unconnected due to a lack of or poor telecommunications infrastructure or unaffordable cellular costs. The UNHCR believes that connecting refugees would ultimately transform humanitarian operations.