Hurricane Irma: SitRep #3

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Highlights

  • World Food Programme (WFP), global lead of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), is supporting the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDMA) and the governments of the affected islands in restoring vital Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services following the passage of two hurricanes – Irma and Maria.
  • The ETC conducted needs assessments in Dominica and set up Internet connectivity for humanitarians at seven sites – providing access to over 600 responders.WFP is coordinating response efforts of ICT responders, including ETC members – Ericsson Response and Government of Luxembourg.
  • The ETC is conducting needs assessment for provision of Services for Communities in two locations: Antigua (for citizens evacuated from Barbuda) and in Dominica.
  • WFP is working with two Non-for-Profit organisations – WeRobotics and Open Aerial Map – using Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAVs) to map the areas in Barbuda and Dominica.
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