Following the increased needs to support the humanitarian efforts in response to the Rohingya refugee crisis, World Food Programme (WFP), in its capacity as global lead of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), is supporting the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) by addressing common Information and Communication Technology (ICT) needs. Through the establishment of the Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) WFP and its partners ensure a coordinated ICT response and support to those working on the provision of life-saving assistance to the affected populations.
• A survey is ongoing to assess data connectivity needs in the field. Responses will be analyzed and discussed with sector coordinators and the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) to form the ETS strategy for 2021.
• The ETS plans to provide connectivity in a total 170 sites in 2021.