The Internet links help us and our NGO partners to communicate with our regional and head offices on logistics—which is a very difficult aspect in a country with such bad infrastructure.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 27, 2011
To assist Germany-based NGO Welthungerhlife in its work to provide clean water, sanitation, roads and agriculture for refugee camps in war-torn Liberia, Miami-based NewCom International recently donated a year’s worth of Internet connectivity to three remote field offices scattered throughout the country.
NewCom, a global communications provider committed to leveraging 21st century communications to improve lives in developing regions throughout the world, is donating the satellite-based Internet service to enable field workers to coordinate with central staff and other NGOs to facilitate the delivery of non-food items and other critical supplies into the camps.
“At NewCom, we see the human face behind today’s communications technology and are always looking at ways to bundle communications services to foster education, advance health care, secure public safety and improve living conditions for people residing in developing countries around the globe,” notes Dora Mejia, director of Business Development for NewCom International. “Welthungerhlife originally approached us to provide internet connectivity for other operations and when they told us about their field work in Liberia and the critical need for internet and voice communications there, we knew we wanted to help.”
Welthungerhlife, which has supported more than 5,500 projects in over seventy countries since it was founded in 1962, provides the crucial infrastructure necessary to help prevent spread of disease in Liberian refugee camps and ensure life-saving supplies can be brought into the camps. The organization builds wells to provide clean drinking water for refugees, and oversees the construction of latrines to help with sanitation. Welthungerhlife is also charged with constructing and maintaining roads and bridges so other NGOs can get to and from the camps. In addition to supporting the refugee camps, Welthungerhlife works with local communities along the roads from the border, where the largest number of refugees are hosted. Welthungerhlife assists these communities with tools and seeds to enable refugees to become self-sustainable in their food supply, and provides water and sanitation infrastructure to facilitate the sudden huge increase in population.
“The Internet links help us and our NGO partners to communicate with our regional and head offices on logistics—which is a very difficult aspect in a country with such bad infrastructure,” notes Andre Stelder, who oversees projects for Welthungerhlife in Liberia. “In the rainy season, it is hard or even impossible to reach some of the refugee sites to bring supplies even though we are constantly working to keep roads and bridges open, so communications are essential. NewCom's donation helps us in our work because any money we save on our operations can be used to do more for beneficiaries.”
About NewCom International
NewCom International is a global communications provider that specializes in unified voice, video, data and content solutions for the public and private sectors. Using integrated satellite, fiber, microwave and Wi-Fi networks as the foundation, NewCom delivers bundled solutions that combine high quality communications services with rich online content and cutting-edge applications to enhance security, foster education, advance health care and promote economic growth throughout the world. NewCom’s dedicated network operations center, world-class teleports and global support staff are at the heart of the services offered―providing a one-stop shop for your critical communications needs. For more information, please visit: http://www.newcominternational.com or contact us: sales(at)newcominternational(dot)com
Welthungerhlife, a Germany-based NGO that is funded by private donations and public grants, has supported some 5,500 projects in over 70 countries with $1.9 billion Euro since it was founded in 1962. The organization provides both immediate emergency aid and long-term assistance in conjunction with other NGO partners. For more information, please visit: http://www.welthungerhilfe.de.