On June 20, we marked World Refugee Day with a selection of content from our partners, volunteers and staffers. In each blog post, article and video, you'll find a common theme: Connectivity is critical for refugees displaced from their homes. And, to establish Wi-Fi and charging stations in the places where refugees live, NetHope depends on the help of its partners, its volunteers and its incredible staff.
If you missed any of this great content, here's a wrap-up:
- Madeline Kane, who works in marketing for Google.org and has volunteered for NetHope in Greece, wrote a terrific piece for Quartz about NetHope's history setting up Wi-Fi along the refugee migration route, and more recently, in Greece.
- Jane Meseck, Director of Global Programs for Microsoft Philanthropies, wrote about the use of technology in assisting underserved and vulnerable populations, and also, the importance of partnerships to deliver on that promise.
- From Diavata camp, in Greece, Isaac Kwamy and Kevin MacRitchie, discussed the main aims of NetHope's connectivity work in the camps, for both refugees and the humanitarians that help them.
- Google posted on its Official Blog about collaborations with NGOs (and NetHope members) Mercy Corps and the International Refugee Committee, as well as the company's alliance with NetHope on Project Reconnect.
- And finally, our CEO Lauren Woodman wrote about the millions of refugees that need our help, on World Refugee Day, and the days that follow.