ETC Activities

The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) was formally activated in Iraq in August 2014 in response to the deteriorating security situation in the country. The ETC, led by the World Food Programme (WFP), delivered lifesaving technology services and support to UN agencies and international NGOs until the cluster was demobilized on 31 March 2019. 

The ETC is also worked closely with UNAMI to share their radio network in Baghdad, Basra and Kirkuk and together provided radio programming services across Iraq.

The ETC worked in Iraq with its partners, including Ericsson Response as well as the governments of US, Kuwait, UK, Canada, Sweden and Japan.