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At a time where global communication is vital humanitarian aid –a critical need just like food or shelter — The Patterson Foundation is providing $193,000 in catalyst funding to its international partner NetHope as the organization establishes Wi-Fi hotspots at 28 refugee camps in Greece. Tech partners Cisco and Facebook are also contributing to this effort.
A longtime supporter of NetHope’s emergency response work, The Patterson Foundation has contributed more than $1 million to the organization since 2011 to strengthen its global response efforts. The foundation’s contributions have benefited restoring communications and facilitating information-sharing needs during the Ebola crisis, the earthquake in Nepal, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and other disasters around the world.