In 2015, 53 percent of refugees worldwide originated from Somalia, Afghanistan, and Syria.  In a Global Trends Report by the UNHRC, approximately 65 million people around the world have been forced from their home.  Out of this number, million are refugees, over half of the demographic under the age of 18.  Some of the top countries absorbing these displaced peoples are Pakistan ( million), Lebanon ( million), and Turkey ( million). In times of violence, people are displaced from their homes and seek places where they are welcome, periodically meeting places they are not welcome.
The write up/article definitely makes a point. However, as a student of New Communication Technology, I feel Technology has helped and improved communication immensely in more ways than it’s mentioned in the article. The key importance of communication is proper dissemination of information or news and this has been achievable by the New Communication Technologies. More so, it has helped to strengthen inter-personal communication through chat applications and social media. Through these websites, there’s need for constant and effortless contact with people you know and even new people.
Another advantage is the easy access to information via the Internet. Reporters today even source their articles from the internet. As a matter of fact, you did use a gadget of technology to share this information, didn’t you?
You cannot blame technology for the reasons you have mentioned. You blame what people are doing with technology.
Foster Igbinosa Jr (Caleb University, Mass Communication – 200 Level).