Distributing information about humanitarian services to large numbers of refugees poses significant challenges for NGOs. While 40% of rural refugee households have smartphones, many are unconnected due to a lack of or poor telecommunications infrastructure or unaffordable cellular costs. UNHCR reports that connecting refugees would ultimately transform humanitarian operations. W3 Engineers is developing RightMesh, a mobile connectivity platform. It allows for users within the network to give connectivity access to other users directly between smartphones, instead of relying on internet and cell networks. Blockchain is used in the network to uniquely identify each smartphone providing a trust layer to new users. They plan to develop a messaging app to be tested in refugee camps, specifically, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. A broadcast channel would allow UNICEF to push vital information to smartphone users about services like vaccination clinics, maternity clinics and schools. The app would also allow refugees to message one another even if they do not have a SIM card or cellular data.