Emergency telecommunication equipment deployed to Micronesia

Emergency telecommunication equipment deployed to Micronesia

ITU deployed on 2 April 2015, emergency telecommunication equipment to the Federated States of Micronesia following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Maysak which hit the islands on 30 March. The government declared a state of emergency on the islands…

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ITU forum explores the role of ICTs in disaster risk reduction

ITU forum explores the role of ICTs in disaster risk reduction

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) held a multi-stakeholder forum at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction on 15 March in Sendai, Japan, focusing on the use of ICTs for disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and mitigation. The…

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ICTs vital in empowering local communities in disaster risk reduction

ICTs vital in empowering local communities in disaster risk reduction

“With good planning, the same information and communication technologies used to provide social services can be used in weather prediction, environmental monitoring, dissemination of timely alerts, and exchange of information among the humanitarian community for the coordination of activities during…

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Malawi flooding. Pic by OCHA

ITU deploys satellite communication equipment to flood-hit Malawi

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has dispatched emergency telecommunication equipment to Malawi which has been recently affected by severe flooding. ITU has deployed 28 units of Thuraya XT satellite phones to support relief coordination efforts. Earlier this month, the Government…

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