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Earthquake in Turkey: TSF on the ground within 24 hours

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After the violent earthquake in eastern Turkey on October 23rd 2011, a TSF team deployed in less than 24 hours and provided support to the Turkish emergency responders and the affected populations. The Turkish government didn’t ask for international assistance, but TSF was authorized to go to the affected areas and was the only international NGO deployed in the area.


El Salvador floods: TSF's support to local relief teams

Ahuachipan accueilFrom 18th to 25th October 2011, a TSF team was deployed in El Salvador in response to the floods. The whole pacific coastal zone of the country has been affected by constant rains. The departments most impacted were Ahuachapán and Usulután. Our IT specialists assisted the Civil Protection teams and local authorities in the assessment of the affected areas and the coordination of emergency flood relief.


Thailand floods: TSF's response to the disaster

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From July 2011, Thailand suffered the worst floods in five decades. Some 62 of the country's 76 provinces have been devastated, more than 500 people have been killed and around nine million people affected. Millions of people have lost their homes, forcing thousands of them to seek refuge in makeshift camps and evacuation centres. Some parts of Bangkok and its suburbs have been flooded for a long period of time; land, businesses, homes and possessions have been destroyed.TSF deployed a team to the evacuation centres in the town of Ayutthaya, in one of the most affected provinces (20 km north of TSF Asia HQ).


Horn of Africa crisis: TSF's intervention in north Kenya


Training Ali Hassan VSF B-550-300The Horn of Africa was hit by one of the most severe droughts in its history, after two seasons without any rain, causing shortage in agricultural outputs and massive loss of livestock. A state of famine, threatening the lives of 13 million people, was declared by the United Nations Organisation, and the humanitarian organisms. The TSF team conducted telecom assessments in several areas of the Dadaab and Garissa regions to identify the needs of humanitarian workers as well as refugees. Meanwhile, TSF experts established an Internet network connection for the NGO VSF Belgium in Garissa, in order to optimize the actions to affected populations. In collaboration with VSF Germany, the TSF team conducted in the northern regions of Kenya, a feasibility study for the implementation of a project of cash transfer by SMS to help the population affected by drought.

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