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The Patterson Foundation Catalyzes Additional $400,000 Investment for NetHope’s Refugee Wi-Fi Connectivity Effort With Match

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The Patterson Foundation provided a $200,000 matching gift to strengthen its international partner NetHope’s mission to install additional Wi-Fi hotspots in refugee camps throughout Greece, Serbia and Slovenia — catalyzing a $400,000 total investment for the expanded effort. The NetHope-led Syrian Refugee Connectivity Alliance has brought Wi-Fi to approximately 500,000 people in 76 camps since October 2015, in close collaboration with the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and its Connectivity for Refugees dedicated program.

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