The role of technology in the Chile aid effort: Humanitarian calling operation uses Mini-M satellite phones
The humanitarian calling operation was established to serve the coastal towns of Duao and Ilaco. The team is using Mini-M satellite phones for the humanitarian calling operation.
When a natural disaster strikes, one of the essential services that fail is the communications network.
Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) is a key part of the operation to re-establish links between people and help aid agencies co-ordinate their efforts. Currently, its work in Chile is providing crucial support to those affected by the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the country on 27 February 2010.
These pictures illustrate how technology is helping in the aid effort.