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GENEVA, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Mobile phones and Internet services are considered by refugees as a lifeline just as vital as food, water, or shelter, a new report issued by the UN refugee agency UNHCR showed Wednesday.

Jointly conducted with the Accenture company, the report found that refugees view Internet and mobile connectivity as being critical to their safety and security and essential for keeping in touch with loved ones.

The report, "Connecting Refugees: How Internet and mobile connectivity can improve refugee well-being and transform humanitarian action," is based on research undertaken in 44 countries across the world.

However, the report showed that affordability was often a barrier to connectivity, with refugees living in urban areas tending to have similar access to mobile networks as other urban populations, but for refugees in rural locations, only one in six refugees could get 3G access.

One in five rural refugees usually have no mobile coverage at all, which is significantly lower than for the population at large.

"This effectively prevents many refugees from participating in the cultural, educational, and economic activity that connectivity affords," the report said.

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"It is the first of a set of technical regulatory changes that will be introduced progressively over the next six months to further strengthen our assurance system for exports of infant formula products," MPI deputy director-general Scott Gallacher said in a statement.

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The new standard did not apply to infant formula intended for the New Zealand or Australian markets, which had to comply with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew said currently all export dairy products only had to meet labeling requirements of the importing country, but infant formula was "a special product."

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The MPI began New Zealand's first ever register of infant formula brands in June last year, so that Chinese consumers and authorities could check that formulas carrying New Zealand labels were valid.

The register required companies exporting to China to have the specific brand name included on the export certificate.

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Ah, Twitter. Last week suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson used this social media outlet to compare his plight to that of Ferguson police offer Darren Wilson. Linking the death of a teenager and the ruined career of a public servant to Peterson's inability to play football showed incredibly poor taste.

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