The ITU reacted immediately after the announcement of the earthquake in Chile. First agency to offer concrete support, the ITU has put 26 satellite devices at the disposal of the Emergency Office of the Chilean Ministry of Interior. Efforts are put under the direct supervision of the Head of BDT's Regional Office in Santiago, who is present on site. The intervention plan is coordinated in Geneva by ITU's Emergency Communication experts and followed-up in real-time by ITU Senior management and BDT Director. A crisis management team, headed by the Secretary-General and the BDT Director, directs ITU's efforts. See more on ITU's Emergency Telecommunication agenda.
Santiago, Chile and Geneva, Switzerland 28/02/2010