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30 May 2013 description

May 30th, 2013

Teams from TSF arrived in Burma in the aftermath of typhoon Mahasen at the request of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); they have been deployed in the State of Rakhine to assist the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination teams (UNDAC).

In the first days of the disaster response, TSF experts assessed damage to telecoms infrastructure and provided telecommunications support to the evaluation teams using the specialized equipment that the NGO brings with it.

21 May 2013 description

Teams from TSF arrived in Burma on Friday last week in the aftermath of typhoon Mahasen at the request of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); they will be deployed as of tomorrow morning in the State of Rakhine to assist the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination teams (UNDAC).

In the first days of the disaster response, TSF experts will assess damage to telecoms infrastructure and provide telecommunications support to the evaluation teams using the specialized equipment that the NGO brings with it.

15 Apr 2009 description

Télécoms Sans Frontières inaugurates its third IT Cup sponsored project in Thailand

After a year and a half of preparation, Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) and the organizers of the IT Cup inaugurated April 9th their project of assistance to the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) at Mae Sot, in the north west of Thailand near the border with Myanmar (also known as Burma).

03 Jul 2008 description

Pau, 3 July 2008 - Ten years ago, Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF), the first humanitarian organization specialized in emergency telecommunications was born.

The idea for Télécoms Sans Frontières was the result of a simple observation made after many years' experience with general humanitarian charities, based on listening to those in need. During missions responding to the crisis in the Balkans and in Kurdistan during the 1st Gulf War, TSF's founders realized that, in addition to medical and food aid, there was a critical need for reliable emergency telecommunications services.

25 Jun 2008 description

Pau, 25 June 2008 - After 15 days in Myanmar, Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) faced an unprecedented situation and decided to leave the country. TSF's requests for authorizations to deploy to the Irrawaddy delta were not granted and as the organization was blocked in Yangon, TSF's teams returned to their bases.

On June 1st, TSF obtained its first visas to enter Myanmar following Cyclone Nargis which hit the south western regions of the country on May 2nd and 3rd after having waited for more than a month at the border despite the scale of the disaster.

03 Jun 2008 description

A team of Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) landed in Yangoon on Sunday June 1st. TSF is part of an independent evaluation team from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). TSF will first assess the telecom infrastructure and needs in response to cyclone Nargis which hit the country on May 2nd.

The AIT based in Bangkok has been of partner of TSF since 2007.

14 May 2008 description

12th day for TSF waiting to deploy to Burma following the deadly passage of category 3 cyclone Nargis on May 2nd. A team is still on stand-by and ready to deploy from TSF's Asian base in Bangkok. According to the latest reports 100,000 people may have been killed and over 1.5 million Burmese have been left homeless, particularly in the regions of Irrawaddy and Rangoon.

Coming from the Bengal Gulf, the cyclone made landfall late Friday night on the Southern West coast, with winds reaching 240 km/h.

07 May 2008 description

A TSF team is actually on stand-by and ready to deploy to Burma following the deadly path of category 3 cyclone Nargis. Initial reports announce 22 000 death and 41 000 go missing, particularly in the regions of Irrawaddy and Rangon.

Coming from the Bengal Gulf, the cyclone made landfall late Friday night on the Southern West cost, with winds reaching 240 km/h.