On March 14th 2019 Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique with winds of up to 115 mph/185 kph and more than 150mm of rain in 24 hours, destroying around 90% of Beira and affecting more than 600.000 people
Following an official request from the World Food Program and via the European Civil Protection Mechanism, the Government of Luxembourg deployed five telecommunication experts from the intervention group responsible for humanitarian missions of the Grand-Ducal Fire and Rescue Corps (CGDIS) to the Beira region of Mozambique.
Five emergency.lu terminals were installed in the cyclone-affected region, two of which are still operational in Beira and Buzzi. A third system is deployed in the Pemba area, affected by cyclone Kenneth.
Made available to humanitarian organizations, to the government of Mozambique and the affected population, 1.5 terabytes of data were transmitted via the emergency.lu satellite links.