South Sudan

ETC South Sudan 2011 - 2017


Following the country’s independence in 2011, the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) was activated in South Sudan, under the leadership of the World Food Programme (WFP), to provide security communications, internet connectivity and coordination services to the humanitarian community.

In March 2017, after nearly six years of continuous support and establishment of reliable, low-cost and long-term solutions, the ETC was officially demobilized.

The country continues facing severe food insecurity and limited commercial service providers. The South Sudan ICT Working Group will meet regularly to discuss and coordinate humanitarian ICT activities and ensure the long-term shared ICT services solutions put in place by the ETC will remain suitable for humanitarians. The ETC will continue to monitor the situation and respond if extra services are required.