After being operational in Mopti starting July 2012 in an area facing severe food security and nutrition crisis, the emergency.lu system had to be dismantled on 11 January 2013 due to a general evacuation to Segou and then to Bamako. The security situation having improved over the last days, WFP was able to bring the terminal back to Mopti. As of today, the terminal is up and running again to provide internet connectivity to the humanitarian community active in Mopti. A second terminal is planned to be installed in Gao in the coming days.
14 December 2012: Simon and Brice from the Luxembourg Civil Protection confirm that the emergency.lu regular deployment kit is online in Guasdualito (Apure State), close to the Columbian border.
In Guasdualito, UNHCR runs a field office and works with the local authorities and NGOs to receive and process refugee claims and to render protection and humanitarian assistance to thousands of Columbians fleeing their country and crossing the border towards Venezuela.
Emergency.lu constitutes a primary source of connectivity to the UNHCR field office and can be shared with other humanitarian actors on site.