UN Goes Mobile to Register Colombian Refugees in Ecuador

The United Nations is using an innovative mobile registration scheme to reach and gather basic information of some 26,000 Colombian refugees living in an isolated area of northern Ecuador. The USD2 million mobile registration scheme allows the U.N. and its partners to reach refugees instead of waiting for them to travel to registration sites. This expedites the approval of asylum claims and delivery of legal services to refugees, the U.N. explained.

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  • Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.