Author: Adam Ashcroft, WFP
Due to a severe lack of funding, Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) support for shared humanitarian IT and telecommunications services in Mali is currently on hold. Humanitarian organizations operating in areas in which the ETC was providing services can still utilise existing internet and radio infrastructure, however there are currently no dedicated staff on-site to provide support.
The funding shortfall is affecting all humanitarian clusters activated in Mali. The ETC is seeking alternative funding solutions to support operations and continue provision of these vital communications services.
For more information, contact: Mali.ETC@wfp.org