Humanitarian Emergency Internet
In any humanitarian situation, such as the ongoing refugee crisis, reliable easy-to-deploy Wi-Fi is an invaluable tool, both for affected populations and the professionals and volunteers assisting
Jāṅgala creates systems and services that provide connectivity in humanitarian situations
Our Current systems
High capacity Wi-Fi for 50 to 1000+ users
Performance Wi-Fi for small teams, anywhere
Modern data communications for volunteer lifeboats
Jangala is a charitable organisation that designs and makes Wi-Fi systems which are used by partners worldwide to provide internet access to refugees and displaced people.
In 2018, we equipped 16 grassroots groups across 3 continents. In 2019, our aim is to distribute at least 100 more systems globally. In the longer term, we aim to develop the emergency internet systems required in an uncertain future marked by climate change and political instability.
Jangala began when Richard Thanki, drawing on his work with Wi-Fi in Sub-Saharan Africa, approached Nils and Jaz O'Hara of The Worldwide Tribe with a plan to connect the Calais Jungle. Nils and Rich began building the network in late 2015, while Jaz coordinated crowdfunding from the Tribe's community. When the network was activated just after Christmas, it was used by over 5,000 people weekly to connect with their family and loved ones. In 2016, designer Samson Rinaldi joined the team and Jangala was formally established to develop low-cost, easy-to-use Internet access systems that could be deployed quickly in emergency situations around the world.