Haiti Hurricane Matthew 2016

18/10/2016 31/12/2016


  • Les Cayes
  • Jérémie

Equipment deployed

  • Nomadic Power
  • C/Ku-band Flyaway Antenna Systems


Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 hurricane, struck Haiti on 4 October 2016, causing hundreds of deaths, widespread damage, flooding, and displacement. The hurricane resulted in the largest humanitarian crisis in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. Among the 2.1 million people who were affected, nearly 1.4 million were in need of some kind of humanitarian assistance.The major damage to national telecommunications infrastructure severely affected voice and internet services.

As global lead of the ETC, WFP requested that emergency.lu deploy two satellite communication terminals to provide essential internet connectivity services to the response community.

The Luxembourg Government also deployed two Civil Protection volunteers to Haiti to deploy the equipment and support ETC operations.

A rapid deployment kit was installed in the humanitarian hub in Les Cayes and a regular kit was installed in the IHP camp in Jérémie.

The Luxembourg team was supported by WFP and Ericsson Response personnel. Ericsson Response was in charge of the bandwidth management and WIFI of the distribution network.

Services were provided to 2000 users with a total data throughput of over 1.70 TB


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Staff deployed

Bram Krieps
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