The Vodafone Group Foundation and United Nations Foundation Announce Rapid Response Communications Program
An Initiative to Bring Technology to the Front Lines of United Nations Emergency Reponse
New York — October 4, 2006
The United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) and The Vodafone Group Foundation (VGF), announced today a five-year plan that offers the latest telecommunications technology to support United Nations (UN) emergency response missions worldwide through funding to Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF), a humanitarian NGO equipped to deploy rapid response telecom teams within 48 hours of a disaster anywhere in the world. The UN Foundation and VGF will provide approximately $2 million to TSF over five years making the teams available in coordination with two UN agencies, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).