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  • Haiti: Emergency Communications for Disaster Relief

    Posted on October 2, 2008

    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.


  • Traveling Responsibly Off the Beaten Path

    Posted on September 29, 2008

    Traveler Megan Lantz-Oh describes her experience doing volunteer work in Vietnam. This story shows the value of giving back to local communities. You can find out more about voluntourism and traveling responsibility online at www.friendsofworldheritage.org


  • Oisin Walton reports from massive flooding in Haiti

    Posted on September 25, 2008

    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.


  • Life in African refugee camps

    Posted on September 23, 2008

    United Nations Foundation Senior Malaria Advisor Kevin Starace talks about his experiences seeing refugee camps in Africa. Malaria is the number one cause of death and illness among refugees living in Africa. Bed nets are the best and most cost effective way to prevent malaria.


  • World Food Programme in Haiti

    Posted on September 16, 2008

    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.


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