Supported by PCCW Global’s team in Mozambique, TSF was among the first humanitarian organizations to reach Beira, which was only accessible by air in the wake of Idai’s devastation. Initially, one VSAT communications system was installed in the Matarara coordination center, from which relief operations to five surrounding communities were conducted. A second VSAT was also installed at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) cholera treatment center in Mafambisse.

 

A further two VSATs provided by PCCW Global have been handed over to Mozambique’s INGC, enabling the organization to rapidly deploy critical communications for any similar emergency in the country. Training for INGC teams to be able to install and operate the equipment has already been scheduled.

 

TSF and PCCW Global have received an official letter of thanks from INGC Deputy General Director, Casimiro dos Santos Teresa Abreu, for providing communications support and Internet services for the organization during relief operations.