World Food Programme reports from Bangladesh
In November 2007, Cyclone Cidr collided with the coastline of Bangladesh, affecting some five million Bangladeshis, destroying crops, and wiping out the existing communications infrastructure. Members of the WFP’s ICT team deployed to set up VHF repeaters and satellite communications that enabled aid workers to make phone calls and transmit vital data via Internet communications. The WFP team also established radio communications for security use by humanitarian staff. Listen to a podcast by WFP telecommunications officer John Bursa here .