IHP-mission to Haiti
The International Humanitarian Partnership, IHP, will support the UNDAC team after the major earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12th.
Two ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) Modules, one from Finland and one from Sweden, are estimated to reach Haiti on Thursday. The purpose is to support the UNDAC (United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination) team. The team is designed to assist the United Nations and to assess the needs for incoming international relief.
Each module is deployed with two technical specialists. They are equipped with personal ICT-kits, including for example laptops, GPS, digital camera and satellite phones.
The main task is to provide information and communications technology to the UNDAC team. The module enables the team to establish basic communications, provides internet access and allows team members to operate simultaneously in different locations.
“Two other IHP member countries, Estonia and Norway, will be prepared to send one ICT Module each if requested during the following days”, Lars Johansson at the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and organizer of the IHP mission to Haiti said.