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Harvard: Report Finds Gender Disparities in Phone Access, High Rates of Depression, in Syrian Refugees in Greece

A new report from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), “Refugee Connectivity: A Survey of Mobile Phones, Mental Health, and Privacy at a Syrian Refugee Camp in Greece”, finds that among Syrian refugees in Greece, men are much more likely to own a phone than women (94 percent compared to 67 percent). Researchers also found that two out of every five refugees participating in their field research may be classified as moderately to severely depressed.

Lead authors of the report are Dr. Mark Latonero of Data & Society, Ms. Danielle Poole of HHI’s Signal program, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Mr. Jos Berens, formerly of Leiden University.

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