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Nepal Earthquake Cluster Brief : Emergency Telecommunications (ETC) ( June 2015 )
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Prior to the 25 April and 12 May earthquakes, the humanitarian community in Nepal had been developing contingencies and pre-positioning supplies including emergency telecommunications equipment for a possible earthquake in the Kathmandu Valley. As a result of these preparedness initiatives, the Cluster was able to quickly mobilise to respond.
Over 1,050 users from more than 140 humanitarian organisations have registered to use services provided by the Cluster. Dedicated ETC teams have been deployed acrossthe most affected areas in Nepal with responders from emergency. Ericsson Response, NetHope, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), World Food Programme (WFP) and local partners.
As part of the ETC’s objectives, the Cluster is building local capacity to ensure the sustainability of its deployed services and solutions in Nepal. With a focus on preparedness, the ETC held a workshop together with the Ministry of Information & Communications on 18 June to develop an operational plan that will be implemented in response to future emergencies.
Publisher:
UNOCHA ,   (2015 )
Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster in English
Keywords:
EARTHQUAKES, NATURAL DISASTERS, DISASTER-PRONE AREAS, DISASTER VICTIMS, HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE, DISASTER RELIEF, DISASTER PREVENTION, DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, COMMUNICATION, INTERNET, COMMUNICATION PROCESS, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES, TELEPHONE SERVICES, MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES
Thematic Group:
 UNOCHA : Humanitarian Coordination and Affair
Thesaurus:
13.02.00  -  Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
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