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The Legacy of the Refugee Olympic Team Rio 2016 Lives on Through the Olympic Refuge Foundation

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On World Refugee Day, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) figures stated that the number of forcibly displaced people continues to grow. The IOC, with its Olympic Refuge Foundation, is strongly committed to helping refugees and displaced populations through sport.

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On World Refugee Day, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) figures stated that the number of forcibly displaced people continues to grow. The IOC, with its Olympic Refuge Foundation, is strongly committed to helping refugees and displaced populations through sport.

Video | HP's Sustainable Impact: Bringing EdTech To Learners In Uganda

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HP believes education is a human right, and technology can be the great equalizer. We are partnering with Education Cannot Wait, UNHCR and Learning Equality to bring tech-enabled learning to students in Uganda, including refugee learners, through a pilot initiative using HP School Cloud. HP School Cloud is a learning management system preloaded with content and curriculum, and a wireless router all built into one that students can access from any wifi-enabled device--without an Internet connection.

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Fighting the Cholera Epidemic in Yemen

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Since the beginning of the armed conflict in March 2015, the humanitarian situation has continued to deteriorate in Yemen. According to the UN, nearly 80% of the population needs humanitarian assistance, particularly regarding access to healthcare. The cholera epidemic is part of this very deteriorated health situation and the spread of the disease cannot be prevented without decisive action to end it quickly.

How Technology and Connectivity Can Extend Refugees' Opportunities Beyond Borders

HP's technology is helping refugees in Malawi connect to the global digital economy.
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This article was written by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer of HP, and Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Philanthropies. It was originally published here.

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This article was written by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer of HP, and Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Philanthropies. It was originally published here.

UNHCR, Accenture Study Finds Internet, Mobile Connectivity a Lifeline for Refugees

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GENEVA and ARLINGTON, Va., September 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Refugees view access to a mobile phone and internet as being critical to their safety and security and essential for keeping in touch with loved ones. Many refugees regard a connected device as being as vital to them as food, water or shelter, according to a new report from UNHCR- the UN Refugee Agency- and Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
 

The UPS Foundation Commits $14 Million to Support Community Safety Programs

Company Increases Humanitarian Program 40% Worldwide
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ATLANTA, March 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ - With the world refugee crisis growing and the risk of other humanitarian tragedy increasing, The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), will award the highest amount of grant funding and in-kind support ever to advance humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery programs. In addition, it will expand its support and expertise to help make roads safer around the world for drivers, passengers and pedestrians.

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The UPS Foundation Collaborates to Provide Aid for Syrian Refugee Crisis
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As a part of its effort to deliver humanitarian relief around the world, The UPS Foundation has partnered with United Nations agencies and NGOs to support Syrian Refugee crisis aid. This infographic shows how UPS provides logistics expertise and financial support.

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The UPS Foundation Links Advanced Tracking Technology with Global Humanitarian Relief Efforts

Program with UNHCR enables faster and more accurate distribution of supplies to refugee camps
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ATLANTA, April 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced the launch of the UPS Relief Link program to help improve the lives of displaced refugees around the world through optimized distribution and tracking of critical supplies in crisis-affected areas.

Skype Supports Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Efforts through UNHCR and Emergency.lu Partnerships

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Nature proves time and time again to be the most powerful force on our planet. Hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, mudslides and other natural disasters bring a lasting impact on the regions they hit. Unfortunately, when a disaster does strike, the logistics of coordinating on-site aid is a difficult task.  Communications are often impaired by a lack of mobile phone service and internet, making coordination of relief efforts near-impossible.

Skype Social Good - Making Life Better Through Technology

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After I finished speaking on stage at the Social Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley earlier this week, I found myself reflecting on both the number of innovative and passionate people dedicated to changing our world for the better and the role technology is playing to drive these changes within our global society. At Skype, we've always believed in the power of technology to bring the world closer together by enabling people everywhere to share experiences.

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