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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 … Read more

Skype Social Good – Making Life Better Through Technology

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. Nowhere is this more evident than in the way Skype is playing a social transformation role in a number of areas – education, peace efforts and humanitarian aid. Read more

How humanitarian organisations like UNHCR are using Skype

In under a year significant progress has been made with the rollout of Skype's bespoke low-bandwidth solution for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The introduction of Skype has had a positive impact on the lives of many employees who were… Read more

„Ohne Skype hätte mich meine Frau schon lange verlassen!" – wie Skype UNHCR-Mitarbeiter unterstützt

„Skype ist das Hauptmedium, über den ich mit meiner Familie in Verbindung bleibe", so Haridass Sriram, ein Mitarbeiter der UNHCR, dem UN-Flüchtlingshochkommissariat, in Aweil, Süd-Sudan. „Jeden Tag rufe ich sie über Skype an. Dank Skype kann ich meine Zwillinge sehen…. Read more