Il blog di Italians for Darfur

venerdì, ottobre 05, 2007

GSMA, telefonia mobile per i rifugiati

L'Associazione GSM, che gestisce la telefonia mobile di seconda e terza generazione, investe per dare infrastrutture ai rifugiati. Nel comunicato stampa non si faceva riferimento al Darfur ed ho chiesto spiegazioni, venendo a sapere che nel campo ugandese sono presenti rifugiati darfuriani.

Qui di seguito metto titolo e link del comunicato, la mia mail al responsabile e la sua risposta.

[Press release]
Mobile To Connect Refugees To Vital Services
GSMA, UNHCR, MTN and Ericsson to bring mobile services to refugee camps

This is Leo Sorge, an italian journalist specialised in technology. I
care about Africa in general and in the last months I tried to let
italians know about the situation in Darfur
( holds also some international
contribution in english).
As a subscriber to GSMA newsletter I also received the press release
about GSMA help to refugees. I am very happy of this, but let me ask:
why Darfur is not included in the list? I would like to know if there is
any answers, to give the news in a complete form on our blog.
Please let me know.
Thanking you in advance, I remain

Hi Leo,
Thank you for your email.
The refugee camps being targeted for the pilot are in Northern Uganda
and contain refugees from Darfur. The pilot is designed to test the
concept. Assuming it is sustainable, the programme will be expanded to
refugee camps in other countries.
Hope this helps and please don't hesitate to get in contact if you
require further information.

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