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17 Mar 2008 description

ITU deploys satellite communication terminals

Geneva, 17 March 2008 - The International Telecommunication Union has deployed 25 satellite terminals to help restore vital communication links in the aftermath of severe floods that have inundated low-lying districts across Zambia.

Nearly 400 000 people in 19 districts across the country have been affected, with as many as 36 000 inhabitants displaced. The majority of the victims are in Monze (Western Province), Mumbwa (Central Province), Mkushi (Central Province), Mazabuka (Southern Province) and Kafue (Lusaka Province).