Disaster Tech Lab has decided to respond to the growing refugee crisis in the Mediterranean by deploying a team to the Islands between Greece and Turkey. These islands are being flooded by refugees from Syria and Afghanistan with thousands arriving every day. The infrastructure of the island is not able to provide for such a large number of people and impromptu refugee camps are springing up all over the place.
Our goal is to provide internet access and communication services to these camps as well as to other humanitarian aid organisations working on the island. The team will build public internet facilities which will serve as public information points as well as allowing the refugees to establish contact relatives and friends. In addition to this we will provide secure WiFi networks for other humanitarian aid workers to use.
Disaster Tech Lab is an entirely voluntary organisation. We’re based in Ireland but operate worldwide.
Our teams have deployed to Haiti, Philippines, Vanuatu, Nepal and various disasters in the USA.
For more details please visit our website: http://www.disastertechlab.org/