SES to Create Digital Emergency Manual for IOM
[Via Satellite 11-02-2016] The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has selected SES to create a digital emergency manual, in a project funded by the Luxembourg government.
IOM, which carries out humanitarian operations globally to address the most urgent needs of displaced populations, updated its emergency manual in 2016 to further support its crisis response operations. To ensure this information can be regularly updated and shared effectively with field staff, IOM has also created an electronic platform, which can share information with all stakeholders in real-time. The new platform is due to be launched this month.
IOM selected SES to create the digital platform for the emergency manual due to its experience in delivering similar emergency manual digital platforms for crisis response and humanitarian operations via its emergency.lu solution. Emergency.lu provides connectivity and applications for humanitarian interventions via dedicated SES satellite capacity and communication infrastructure.
“The manual will be accessible through a website or mobile application, in both an online and an offline mode, ensuring our staff has access to the latest information and guidance, wherever they are in the world,” said Vincent Houver, head of the preparedness and response division at IOM.