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Millions Of Refugees Could Benefit From Big Data — But We're Not Using It

For the children of today’s Syrian and Rohingya refugees, or the future populations fleeing the threat of climate change, predictive analytics can save lives.

Hindu women, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait for their turn to collect aid at refugee camp in September 2017. Photo by Dar Yasin/Associated Press.

Today, 65 million people live as refugees or are displaced within their home countries — more than at any other point since the U.N. Refugee Agency began collecting data. Many countries have opened their borders to those displaced by war and famine, but struggle to handle the large influx.

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