The Bahamas, September 06, 2019 - Télécoms Sans Frontières, the world’s first emergency technology non-governmental organization (NGO), were already on the ground in the Bahamas in the wake of hurricane Dorian. TSF was one of the few NGOs allowed to fly to Abaco to help the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to open the 1st Emergency Coordination Centre (ECO) thanks to a high-speed satellite connection.
There, some 7,500 people are in desperate need of help. The humanitarian response is being organised from Marsh Harbor, the island's main city, and NEMA has asked TSF for help to establish a satellite connection at the first Emergency Coordination Centre.
Read more about the situation in the Bahamas: https://www.tsfi.org/en/our-missions/fields-of-interventions/disaster-response/hurricane-dorian/tsf-arrival-in-abaco-1st-international-ngo-to-access-the-devastated-island
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