Technology’s Role In The Global Refugee Crisis

An Afghan man sits on the floor looking at his mobile phone, while others sleep on the floor and on benches in a tent at the transit center for refugees near the northern Macedonian village of Tabanovce, as all are waiting for permission to cross the border into Serbia, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Hundreds of migrants from Afghanistan and other nations remain stranded on borders of Macedonia with Serbia, unable to cross, and some of them forced backward toward Greece.
An Afghan man sits on the floor looking at his mobile phone, while others sleep on the floor and on benches in a tent at the transit center for refugees near the northern Macedonian village of Tabanovce, as all are waiting for permission to cross the border into Serbia, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Hundreds of migrants from Afghanistan and other nations remain stranded on borders of Macedonia with Serbia, unable to cross, and some of them forced backward toward Greece. AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski
An Afghan man sits on the floor looking at his mobile phone, while others sleep on the floor and on benches in a tent at the transit center for refugees near the northern Macedonian village of Tabanovce, as all are waiting for permission to cross the border into Serbia, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Hundreds of migrants from Afghanistan and other nations remain stranded on borders of Macedonia with Serbia, unable to cross, and some of them forced backward toward Greece.
An Afghan man sits on the floor looking at his mobile phone, while others sleep on the floor and on benches in a tent at the transit center for refugees near the northern Macedonian village of Tabanovce, as all are waiting for permission to cross the border into Serbia, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Hundreds of migrants from Afghanistan and other nations remain stranded on borders of Macedonia with Serbia, unable to cross, and some of them forced backward toward Greece. AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski

Technology’s Role In The Global Refugee Crisis

What influence does technology have on the global refugee crisis? A recent CNET report investigated that question, sending reporters, photographers and videographers across Europe with refugees and aid groups, looking at the ways technology helps refugees navigate treacherous journeys and survive challenging living conditions.

We talk with CNET senior writer and correspondent, Ben Fox Rubin, who followed refugees through Greece.