target audience: TECH BUYER  Publication date: Jun 2022 - Document type: Web Conference Proceeding: Tech Buyer - Doc  Document number: # EUR149257922

Aligning Technological Innovation With a Humanitarian Purpose: Responding to the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis


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This IDC Webinar provides an overview of how technology and data can empower governments to more effectively and empathetically address the short- and long-term needs of refugees and provide direct resources to displaced individuals.

The Ukrainian refugee crisis is the largest and fastest refugee movement in Europe since the end of World War II. Short term, refugees will need food, water, medical assistance, temporary shelter, and Internet access to stay connected with friends and family and to get information on critical next steps. The EU has allowed Ukrainian refugees to live and work across member states and to access healthcare, housing, and education immediately for up to one year, without the need to go through asylum procedures, with the option to extend this for up to two years. If the invasion continues, refugees will no longer see their situation as temporary and will look to put down roots. When they arrive at more permanent locations, they will need support to find a place to live and work, access local services, and connect with local communities.

In this webinar, you will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • Technologies that European governments have implemented in previous humanitarian crises
  • Good practices that countries such as Poland have implemented in the current emergency
  • Lessons learned that can be applied to future refugee crises that are expected to impact Europe, because of climate change migrations or other disasters


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