After four consecutive cyclones tore through the island nation of Haiti, TSF and WFP immediately deployed to the region to establish emergency telecommunications systems to support and help coordinate the relief efforts being carried out by humanitarian aid agencies working on the ground. TSF also ran a humanitarian calling operation, providing survivors with free satellite-based phone calls to reconnect with loved ones.
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Haiti has been hit by four severe tropical storms in less than a month. UN and other aid agencies are serving hundreds of thousands affected by the flooding. Telecoms Sans Frontieres deployed two teams to Haiti to reconnect communications and communities devastated by the disaster.
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Mark Phillips, Haiti Tropical Storm ICT Coordination Officer for the UN World Food Programme (WFP), reports from Gonaives, Haiti on efforts to rebuild emergency communications for disaster relief in the wake of three consecutive, devastating hurricanes.