The Syrian refugee crisis in several parts of Europe has been going on for months, as tensions in the country continue to escalate. While some European nations have pledged to accept thousands of refugees, border countries such as Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan are approaching “a dangerous saturation point” according to the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection.
Throughout all this, BitNation has been carrying out its BitNation Refugee Emergency Response (BRER) program to facilitate the distribution of emergency services and humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees. The group makes use of the blockchain, which is the underlying technology validating bitcoin transactions, in order to authenticate and validate identification through a Blockchain Emergency ID (BE-ID).
BitNation and Blockchain Tech
Aside from that, BitNation also makes use of blockchain tech in coordinating much-needed services to refugees, including the use of the BitNation Bitcoin Visa Debit Cards. Through this, the group is able to ease the burden of the nations receiving refugees across their borders by filling in the gaps when it comes to financial transactions and transitional tools necessary to meet the needs of refugees.
BitNation’s CEO and Founder Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof explains that she is no stranger to problems typically encountered by refugees,