From 28 December 2013 until 8 January 2014, an emergency.lu Rapid Deployment Kit provided free internet connectivity to the humanitarian community active in Estancia, Philippines. The terminal was dismantled on 9 January and is now on its way back to Luxembourg.
Gilles Hoffmann, emergency.lu team leader during the deployment in the Philippines,recaps in an article about emergency.lu's first deployment to an unexpected natural disaster. The article has been published on the website of ViaSatellite. Gilles reports how the satellite based communication plateform provided free internet connectivity to the humanitarian community working in the badly affected areas