Help us connect refugees


Give to the project by donating a refugee hotspot to a group of refugees or help us pay bandwidth.


Buy the equipment, put it together yourself, and optionally 3D print the casing.


Buy a fully installed Refugee Hotspot including or excluding casing.

People and the Internet should be free

A mobile device to remove the obstacles that refugees face when it comes to access the Internet is being developed by The Internet Society Netherlands (ISOC-NL) in dialogue with refugee collectives in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

This device will provide connectivity in each of the collectives' physical locations and thanks to its battery will keep providing connectivity in the situation in which a collective is being evicted from their location.

The device can be taken into demonstrations, marches or specific actions. It will be possible to distribute files, images, statements and flyers wireless using the landing page.

We're aiming to deploy this device as wide as possible, starting with collectives in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.

Made with technology built in the spirit of the Internet: free and open source

Our goal is to implement a critical and conscious use of technology tailored to the needs of the refugee and migrant collectives involved. The platform aims to use values of the free software and open source movements, as they resonate as necessary for the struggle towards a free and open society, and a free Internet available for everyone.

The Refugee Hotspot is built with Raspberry Pi 3, a 3G USB modem, and an SD card. It's powered over USB and usable with a battery pack. This makes it transportable.


We're working on a reproducible lasercut casing with Waag Society. We hope to have photos, instructions and the svg files up here soon.

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