Why We Build: Facebook's Connectivity Crisis Response Program



Over the past year alone, more than one million Venezuelans have fled their homeland in search of food, shelter, and medicine. It remains the largest humanitarian crisis on Earth: by the end of today, another 35,000 men, women, and children will have crossed the border from Venezuela into Colombia, anxious for an end to their hardship.

Against this backdrop, Facebook has partnered with NetHope and a number of international NGOs (including Mercy Corps, Oxfam, Save the Children, and The NRC) to install free wireless networks in Colombia, providing connectivity to camps, reception areas, and aid centers where Venezuelan populations are most in need of help.

This effort is part of Facebook’s Connectivity Crisis Response Program (CCRP), which has been supporting connectivity responses during emergencies around the world since 2014.

Today, in Colombia, especially within its biggest cities and along the borders of Venezuela, Facebook’s connectivity mission continues to help migrants get access to the critical information that they need: from housing and meals, to medical services, safe travel routes, legal rights, and the whereabouts of loved ones. Because in an age where even the most vulnerable among us carry smartphones, the need for connectivity is fundamental.

This is why we build.

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Thank you to everyone who worked on this endeavor!

Chris Weasler………………………………………Connectivity Policy Director
Cait Campos……………………………………….Program Manager
Jade Auer…………………………………………..Network Engineer
Chris Spitler………………………………………..Global Manager
Sean Taylor…………………………………………Network Engineer
Gabe Lucero………………………………………..Network Engineer
Mikey Piro…………………………………………..Program Manager
Finley Wise………………………….……………..Film Producer
Dave Cherry………………………………………..Executive Producer
Leslie Valentino-Costanza………………………..Project Manager

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Directed by Morgan Wise
Produced by Finley Wise
Cinematography by Alex Jacobs
Edited by Jon Barnhardt and Pete Fleming
Assistant Editing by Paul Coutu
Color by Bryan Smaller & Company 3
Motion Graphics by Aaron Vazquez
Production Support by Screen Colombia & Rough House Editorial
Music by Yma Sumac & Moises Vivanco

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Music in this video:

Song “Chuncho”
Artist Yma Sumac
Writer Moises Vivanco
Licensed via Sony/ATV Music Publishing
® 1953 Beechwood Music Corporation (BMI)

Song “Ccora Canastitay”
Artists Yma Sumac feat. Cholita Rivero
Writer Moises Vivanco
Licensed via Sony/ATV Music Publishing
® 1961 Beechwood Music Corporation (BMI)

Song “Cueca Chilena”
Artists Yma Sumac feat. Cholita Rivero
Writer Moises Vivanco
Licensed via Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE)
® 1961 Electrecord S.A.

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