Abraha Desale

Refugee in Japan

Abraha Desale

Abraha Desale, is a PhD fellow at Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS) Waseda University, Tokyo and a member of Japan Refugee Right Network (JRRN), Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) and working with refugee leading NGOs in Japan. For the past five years he has been visiting many refugee camps and refugee hosting communities in Africa, Europe and Asia. And published some academic articles on refugee rights; Policy and protections. His research involves on blockchain technology to create digital identity for the Stateless Rohingya refugee in Malaysia; health, and financial relating issues, specifically the outbreak of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and communicable diseases in refugee camps and the application of Blockchain technology on solving the identity stateless refugees in the hosting communities with a focus on saving the refugees’ lives and protecting them from diverse infections, diseases and security threats.


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