emergency.lu provided vital connectivity services following the disastrous earthquake in Nepal that damaged the country’s telecommunications infrastructure in the most severely affected region, between Katmandu and Pokhara.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which hit on 25 April 2015, and its aftershocks claimed more than 5,500 lives and required intense rescue efforts. Communication services offered by emergency.lu provided connectivity to humanitarian responders in Nepal and were deployed in close collaboration with the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) led by the World Food Programme.
One rapid deployment kit was on the ground and operational from the start, followed by two additional kits which were redirected to Nepal from Vanuatu.
emergency.lu partner SES offered free satellite capacity to NetHope in support of the Nepal emergency.