Irish charity setting up communication links in Philippines

Irish charity setting up communication links in Philippines

An Irish charity is travelling to the Philippines to provide internet and phone access to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan so they can re-connect with their families.

Disaster Tech Lab is a non-profit organisation that works to restore communications following natural disasters.

It will provide internet access to local and foreign relief organisations, as well as two temporary hospitals.

According to official estimates, 2,000 people are still missing and at least half a million people are homeless following the typhoon.

Founder of Disaster Tech Lab, Evert Bopp, said many of the IT volunteers are people from the Phillipines who are going home to help.


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