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Skype and UNHCR Deliver Voice, Video Connectivity to Humanitarian Workers Skype and UNHCR Deliver Voice, Video Connectivity to Humanitarian WorkersSkype and UNHCR Deliver Voice, Video Connectivity to Humanitarian Workers

 

8 December 2010

Skype and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have signed a partnership agreement.
According to this agreement, humanitarian workers in the farthest areas of the world will soon receive a new and low-cost possibility to communicate with colleagues, friends, and families. For deployment across 120 hardship locations served by UNHCR staff members around the world, Skype has created a bespoke, low-bandwidth version of its software.
“Skype has removed, at a very practical level, some of the most challenging barriers to communications that we experience in these locations,” said Antonio Guterres of UNHCR.
Guterres believes that this will benefit not only UNHCR staff and their families at home but, potentially, the tens of millions of refugees and other displaced people in the world today.
The new software has been tested successfully in Iraq, Sudan and Afghanistan. Currently, it’s available to 1,010 staff stationed in remote locations in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Chad, Congo, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Uganda.

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