Luxembourg Assisted Mozambique After The Cyclone, Deploying Communications Satellite

- Mar 27, 2019-

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Strong tropical cyclone "Idai" landed in Mozambique on the night of March 14,hurricane-induced flood, Luxembourg’s emergency rescue deployed its “emergency.lu” communications satellite launched in 2011, establishing a critical communication channel in managing these crises. Provides a fast-responding satellite communications system that provides the humanitarian community with a free global public good.


After helping the victims, Cooperative and Humanitarian Action Minister Paulette Lenert and Interior Minister Taina Bofferding sent two telecommunications experts, Corps grand-ducal d'incendie et de secours (CGDIS) and two communication system satellites to Beira's rapidly deploying humane Doctrine. The two ministers responded to the formal request for assistance from the World Food Programme (WFP), which was the worst affected in Mozambique and affected in Malawi and Zimbabwe, with more than 500,000 isolated from other regions.


The intervention team responsible for humanitarian missions left on March 16 and deployed “emergency.lu”, a mobile communication platform satellite whose main purpose is to restore communication means (internet, telephone) to support the Mozambican Red Cross and Red The 75,000 people rescued by the Cross entered the need.


On Friday, the second team was dispatched on the spot. The CGDIS was solicited by the European Union Emergency Response Coordination Center (ERCC) to deploy the emergency.lu satellite system as part of the evaluation team's activation. From the European Union on the spot to coordinate European aid work," CGDIS said.


This is the first mobilization of a communications satellite system within the framework of the European Civil Defence Mechanism since the emergency.