Date of Award


Document Type



Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2023.


Computer Science and Engineering; General Engineering

First Advisor

Jes Kuczenski

Second Advisor

Silvia Figueira


The SafeHome app was developed to address the significant communication challenges in refugee camps, where outdated methods such as flyers and intercoms limit the efficiency and reliability of information dissemination. Through extensive research and user-centric design, we developed a dual-interface application on the Firebase platform, featuring a web-based portal for camp administrators and a mobile application for refugees. The results showed effective functionality and enhanced communication, with refugees now able to receive timely updates, access crucial resources, and store personal documents securely. The successful implementation of SafeHome underscores the potential of leveraging technology to solve real-world challenges and enhance the lives of refugees. For future iterations, we recommend the integration of AI-powered tools to streamline the development process further, and continuous user feedback loops to ensure the app remains user-friendly and relevant to the needs of both refugees and camp administrators.