The Humanitarian Connectivity Charter: Demonstrating the mobile industry commitment to preparing for and responding to humanitarian crises

The Humanitarian Connectivity Charter: Demonstrating the mobile industry commitment to preparing for and responding to humanitarian crises

Mobile networks and the connectivity they provide can be a lifeline for those affected by natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies. The number of these crises and their impact is growing. Between 2004 and 2014, an estimated 1.8 billion people were affected by natural and complex disasters. Mobile networks facilitate both access to information and coordinate assistance with Government, NGOs and the international humanitarian community before, during and after disasters.

In recognition of their crucial role, mobile network operator (MNO) members of the GSMA (global association for mobile and telecoms industry) have defined and committed to a set of shared principles in the spirit of supporting and enhancing humanitarian connectivity.

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