Thesis Research #3

Based on the survey of UNHCR, over a million refugees and migrants have arrived in Europe by land and sea. The numbers shows that 45% of all arrivals in Greece this year are women and children. In the Balkans, the proportion of women and children crossing borders has reached 56% and in December, one in three are children.

The interviews of refugee children.


The article shows that how important smartphone is to keep them connected with their family and the world. According to a UNICEF Communication Specialist:

“I have talked to many youth leaders and experts on how kids are expressing themselves online through social media channels and increasingly on mobile. Even more than ever, I am acutely aware of how much a mobile phone can be a lifeline for children on the move in addition to their need of protection, healthcare, food, education, shelter and emotional support.”

An analysis by the International Organization for Migration points out that 90,756 refugees arrive by sea in 2016 and 411 dead/missing so far (updated at 10:00 CET 19 February.) There are 1,011,712 arrivals in 2015.

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These infographics give me an idea that to physically present the refugees arrival rate (smartphone will vibrate around every 1 min which implicate a refugee’s arrival.)

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