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TECH 17 May 2017 | 6:00 AM

UN has high hopes for private sector after Microsoft rights donation

The United Nations human rights office welcomed a US$5mil (RM21.58mil) donation from Microsoft Corp and called on the rest of the private sector, which makes up only a tiny proportion of its donors, to "step up to the plate".

TECH 26 Jul 2016 | 1:30 AM

Internet in Greek migrant camps as important as food, water: aid groups

One of the first questions aid worker Isaac Kwamy was asked in Greece's camps for refugees and migrants was not whether there was food or water, but whether there was Internet access.

TECH 12 Nov 2015 | 1:12 PM

UN taps crowdfunding app to tackle refugee camp food shortages

The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) has responded to a funding crunch by developing a mobile app that lets people around the world donate money to help feed the four million displaced Syrians living in neighbouring countries.

TECH 08 Oct 2015 | 2:30 PM

Britain's tech community links up with charities to help migrants with mobiles

A group of London-based techies has started working with charities to find ways to help refugees on the move, most of whom have mobile phones.

TECH 24 Oct 2014 | 5:06 PM

Blogs, videos and verse: an Iraqi poet's quest to heal her homeland

Iraqi-born poet Amal al-Jubouri may not have the Hollywood recognition of Angelina Jolie, but both women are artists who have decided to use their talents and profile to help the victims of war.

Technology 06 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Skype slims down software for aid workers

b>GENEVA/b>: Internet phone company Skype has a bare-bones version of its software that is designed to work over very low bandwidth connections which often are the only links aid workers in far flung places have to the outside world.