The Refugee Info Bus is a small grassroots charity that started in the Calais “Jungle” refugee camp. We provide free WIFI to refugees, Legal and Human Rights education and facilitate refugee collaborative journalism in areas across Europe.
What We Do
Our mobile wifi for refugees will work anywhere. In camps and on the road. Access to the internet is one of the most powerful tools for a displace person. It is a free whatsapp call home, it is google translate, downloadable maps, legal rights information. When you have no state, no home and an unknown future, it is a way to talk to the whole world.
Communicating to Communities
After shelter, food and clothing, refugees face an uphill legal battle in Europe to establish their universal human rights. This process must be understood and pushed for by the refugees them selves. We endevor to teach these legal rights and complex processes so that displaced persons can take control of their own future.
Information Gathering and collaborative Journalism
The best way to understand this situation is to have a thought out and coordinated effort to record and report what is going on. The best people to do this are refugees them selves. We will help facilitate this effort with training and equipment.
Friends of the Refugee Info Bus
“Access to the Internet is a form of empowerment that we provide to people who have had all their power taken away. Though WiFi might seem like a luxury, for a refugee it is exactly the opposite: it’s a lifeline to family, and to information otherwise unavailable to them.” Sarah Story, co-founder of the Refugee Info Bus.