Hiring & Training

Cisco is part of the Tent Coalition for Refugees in the U.S., exploring hiring and training opportunities for refugees across the country.


In 2023, Cisco committed to mentoring 50 Afghan refugees over three years in the United States.

Tailoring Products

Cisco funded the first two Refugee First Response Center prototypes, units to provide ‘healthcare in a box’ that will enable access to the internet, remote translation services, and medical care for refugees. Cisco employees, in partnership with NetHope, installed more than 80 Meraki-based Wi-Fi hotspots across Greece, reaching over 600,000 refugees.

In-kind Donation

Cisco committed to continuing to provide financial and in-kind services in support of the refugee crisis. Since September 2015, Cisco has provided over $4 million through employee giving, and Cisco Foundation matches and grants, product donations, and in-kind support. The company also provided $350,000 in funding to Mercy Corps to support development and expansion of Refugee.Info.