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Support for people and communities in need

Technology can play a critical role in helping the world’s most vulnerable people recover and rebuild their lives.

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Empowering humanitarian organizations

Humanitarian organizations provide a broad spectrum of vital services to vulnerable populations around the world. From the front-line aid workers to programs teams and fundraisers, we’re committed to helping these organizations pursue their missions with secured, reliable, and trusted cloud solutions.

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Empowering displaced people

Refugees face countless challenges as they flee their homes and countries. We partner with nonprofit organizations to provide digital skills resources and training to help displaced people begin rebuilding their lives.

Microsoft is empowering first responder organizations

Empowering first responder organizations

During natural disasters, first responders provide critical services to those affected. We support these organizations through technology donations and financial support during response and recovery efforts. We also work closely with experts to better prepare for and respond to future disasters.

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Hurricane Maria – 2017

After destroying the island of Dominica and damaging the US Virgin Island of St. Croix, Hurricane Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico. The hurricane brought widespread power outages, flooding, and damage. Microsoft has provided financial support, employee giving, technology donations, and services support.

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Central Mexico Earthquake – 2017

Over 200 people were killed when a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City and central Mexico. Microsoft has provided financial support, activation of free Skype calling into the affected areas, employee giving, and the provision of emergency-service teams to assist in the recovery efforts.

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Hurricane Irma 2017

Hurricane Irma – 2017

Irma brought life-threatening wind, storm surges, and rainfall to the Caribbean islands and southeastern United States. Many communities have been devastated. Agencies have mobilized and are providing services to those impacted.

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Hurricane Harvey 2017

Hurricane Harvey – 2017

The first major hurricane to hit the US mainland since 2005, Harvey brought unprecedented rain and flooding to the Gulf Coast region. Agencies have mobilized to support those who suffered.

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Get involved

We partner with trusted humanitarian organizations that work every day to provide aid and support to displaced people around the world.

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CARE assists refugees with food, shelter, and medical supplies; provides cash transfers; and helps refugees find and create jobs.

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Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps empowers people to survive through crisis, build better lives, and transform their communities for good.

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SOS Children’s Villages

Through emergency programs for refugees, SOS Children’s Villages reunites families, protects children’s rights, and offers technology centers and child-friendly spaces for communication and education.

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International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their futures.

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Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) works in crises across 31 countries to provide life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people forced to flee.

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provides vital assistance to people who have been forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict, or persecution. UNHCR provides shelter, food, water, medical care, and other lifesaving assistance to refugees around the world.

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