The First Emergency Technology NGO
The First Emergency Technology NGO

Our Organization

Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) was founded in 1998 as the world’s first NGO focusing on emergency-response technologies. We enable people affected by humanitarian crises to communicate and regain a perspective on life.

In a world disrupted by climate change and numerous complex crises, TSF contributes to community resilience in the context of natural and man-made disasters, conflicts, and migratory crises. To respond to these different crises and needs, we implement connectivity, information access, and digital inclusion solutions to benefit refugees, migrants, displaced persons, and anyone affected by a one-off or protracted crisis.

Our core principles and driving values are to contribute to community resilience by promoting the responsible use of technology through a localized approach while maintaining immediate emergency response capacity. We believe that strategic alliances are crucial to developing more sustainable actions and accessing affected populations in difficult contexts.

Since we are committed to not harming the populations we support, we are engaged in a global approach to eco-responsibility and sustainability.

25 years of field experience and comprehensive technical expertise give TSF a special place at the intersection of new technologies and humanitarian aid. The evolution of these technologies and their uses is causing social and environmental upheaval. TSF promotes the responsible use of new technologies in the service of human life.

TSF is a member of the United Nations Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (UNETC), a partner of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It is also a member of the United States Committee on International Communication and Information Policy.

Since its creation, TSF has been involved in over 150 major crises in more than 80 countries, providing communications to more than 11 million people and almost 1,000 NGOs.

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