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Intel's Approach to Disaster Relief

Intel's Approach to Disaster Relief

Combining donations and technology for maximum impact

When earthquakes, floods, or other natural disasters occur around the world, Intel and its employees are quick to respond with generous donations of service, cash, and technology. As a global technology leader, we design disaster recovery programs to achieve the greatest impact by leveraging Intel’s technical expertise and competencies.

Learning from experience

Intel’s multifold approach to disaster relief has evolved over time, as we have learned from experience what types of assistance are most beneficial in the hours and days after a catastrophic event, and in the months—and even years—that follow. Increasingly we have shifted our resources from initial rescue and relief efforts to longer-term restoration and sustainable improvements in the lives of people in affected regions. This approach allows us to assess the effects of each disaster and better maximize the impact of the expertise, cash, and in-kind donations we provide. The nature of a catastrophe and each location’s existing infrastructure, environment, human potential, and geography combine to create a set of long-term needs that is unique in each location. Our efforts often include collaboration with NetHope*, a consortium of relief organizations that focus on IT infrastructure needs, to ensure that relief experts have the technology tools they need to function effectively in the field.

Read the full Intel's Approach to Disaster Relief Paper.