Inmarsat (ISAT), the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, is among the signatories to a new United Nations Crisis Connectivity Charter, guaranteeing access to vital communications support as part of humanitarian responses to disaster relief.

Inmarsat has signed a contribution agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), on behalf of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), further cementing its commitment to support global disaster relief.

These contribution agreements are the final steps in operationalizing the Crisis Connectivity Charter signed in 2015 between the EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA), the Global VSAT Forum (GVF), the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Aid (OCHA) and the ETC.

The Crisis Connectivity Charter will help the humanitarian response community by improving their access to vital satellite-based communications when local networks are affected, destroyed or overloaded after a disaster.