South Sudan humanitarian crisis 2012-2016

04/01/2012 31/12/2016


  • Mingkaman
  • Malakal
  • Pibor
  • Bor
  • Maban
  • Yida
  • Juba
  • Bentiu

Equipment deployed

  • Nomadic Power
  • C-band Antenna System
  • Ku-band Antenna System
  • NoSaCo® Rapid v2 terminal
  • C/Ku-band Flyaway Antenna Systems

Facts was first deployed in January 2012 to respond to the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.
Following the country’s independence in 2011, the Emergency  Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) was activated in South Sudan, under the leadership of the World Food Programme (WFP), to provide security communications, internet connectivity and coordination services to the humanitarian community.

As a major component of the then named ‘ETC Response Solution’, was deployed to Bentiu and Maban in South Sudan in January 2012 to provide high-speed internet connectivity to thousands of humanitarian actors responding to the crisis. Over the years, addtional equipment was shipped to South Sudan and, by December 2016,, together with its partners ETC, WFP and Ericsson Response, provided services in 8 different sites.

In early 2017, the ETC’s longest-running activation – South Sudan – was officially demobilised despite the country facing severe food insecurity and no commercial providers being available. The ETC was activated in South Sudan in September 2011 to support the world’s newest country battle the hunger, insecurity, displacement, natural disasters and disease that faced it following its independence.


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