first_img Facebook Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 19, 2013 Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter Pinterestcenter_img 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, says many of the IT volunteers are people from the Phillipines who are going home to help:”We’ve got volunteers from Ireland, we’ve got volunteers from the UK and the US. As it happens at the moment now, nearly half of our team are native Philippinos, or people who live there themselves and have chosen to work with us.” Google+ Twitter News 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today WhatsApp Google+ Irish charity to provide internet and phone access to Philippines Previous articleScientists discover “fantastically dense” animal habitat in Irish watersNext articleSinn Fein call for public access to Carrigart beach to be reinstated News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img