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Technology A Lifeline to Europe's Refugees

Mobile technology, in particular, is proving to be a lifeline for refugees risking their lives to flee violence and desperation in Syra, Iraq and Afghanistan and find a better life in Europe.
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Refugees check their mobiles aboard a ferry traveling from the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos to the Athens' port of Piraeus, Sept. 10, 2015. (AP)
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Refugees check their mobiles aboard a ferry traveling from the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos to the Athens' port of Piraeus, Sept. 10, 2015. (AP)

A Syrian refugee burst into tears while contacting her father in Syria to inform him that she arrived safely on a dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos, Sept.11, 2015. (Reuters)
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A Syrian refugee burst into tears while contacting her father in Syria to inform him that she arrived safely on a dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos, Sept.11, 2015. (Reuters)

Alvand, 18, from Kobani, Syria, takes a picture of his friends as they walk along a railway track after crossing into Hungary from the border with Serbia near the village of Roszke, Sept. 5, 2015. (Reuters)
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Alvand, 18, from Kobani, Syria, takes a picture of his friends as they walk along a railway track after crossing into Hungary from the border with Serbia near the village of Roszke, Sept. 5, 2015. (Reuters)

People consult a map on a cell phone as they walk in the direction of Austria, Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 5, 2015. (AP)
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People consult a map on a cell phone as they walk in the direction of Austria, Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 5, 2015. (AP)

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