Internet for Refugees – level 3

04-08-2017 07:00

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg spoke at the United Nations Private Sector Forum, announcing plans to help bring the Internet to UN refugee camps. The forum focuses on the role of the private sector in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.

Zuckerberg believes that Internet access is an important enabler of human rights. He also said that Facebook would be partnering with the UN to support the millions of refugees escaping war and poverty and gain online connectivity.

He said that connectivity would help refugees better access support from the aid community and maintain their links to family and loved ones. He said that Facebook was in a unique position to help maintain the life-line.

Difficult words: Private Sector (private businesses), forum (where many people discuss many topics), announce (to say something officially), implement (to make changes), sustainable (able to continue for a long time), development (growth), enabler (helper), life-line (support for people to get help or to stay alive).

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