Mobile phones to the rescue in Indonesia, Philippines and Samoa
Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director
OCTOBER 2, 2009
Tuesday, a powerful underwater earthquake triggered a tsunami with waves 15 to 20 feet high that crashed into the Samoa islands, destroying homes and taking lives. Groups funded by the UN Foundation and Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership are deployed in all three Pacific Ocean emergencies to provide vital communications services that enable relief workers to deliver food aid and emergency supplies.