World Food Programme, Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC)
To be first in the field for humanitarian response and set up communication during natural disasters for first responders.
Established in 2000 and staffed by employee volunteers, Ericsson Response* is a disaster relief program that focuses on providing connectivity to humanitarian workers in disaster areas through the installation of temporary internet until local services have recovered.
Ericsson Response is deployed to support the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) partners to address emergency telecommunications needs. Since 2000, hundreds of employees have volunteered, been trained, and have been deployed all over the world to support over 40 humanitarian relief efforts.
* Ericsson Response is deployed to support the ETC partners to address the emergency telecommunications needs.
Supporting sustainability goals
The highlighted sustainability goals are included in the project.
“The United Nations is grateful to Ericsson for the solid example it has set through its generous contributions in support of the work of The Organization.”
– Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary General