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Reacting to the 6.5 earthquake in Pakistan, Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) deployed a team of emergency telecommunications specialists on 29 October 2008. During its 15-day humanitarian calling operation, TSF offered more than 500 calls so that those affected could give news to their family and ask for help. TSF also set up an emergency communications center providing internet and phone access for other relief groups working in the remote Balcohistan province. The United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership supported this mission through its Emergency Communications for Disaster Relief program.
Telecoms Sans Frontieres Head of Mission Simon Genin calls in about the response to the 6.5 earthquake in Pakistan. Genin describes conditions in the field and explains how TSF is providing vital communications links to earthquake survivors and relief workers.