WFP and the Government of Luxembourg have established a partnership for the integration of EPIC into the solution.

Owned by the Government of Luxembourg, and developed in partnership with UN agencies and private companies, the solution is designed to address the challenge of worldwide rapid response capacity and preparedness for humanitarian emergencies. is a key component of the ETC response solution.

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Governments around the world are assisting the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) - through WFP - to provide timely, predictable, and effective inter-agency telecommunications services to support humanitarian operations in emergencies.

The ETC is extremely grateful for contributions received from the following governments:


  • Luxembourg for Special Operations in the Philippines, South Sudan and Mali.
  • Canada, Denmark, Japan, Sweden, the UK and USA for Special Operations in the Philippines. 
  • Australia, ECHO and the USA for Special Operations in Syria.

The ETC also has a number of government-funded partners which actively support its operations including:


  • Luxembourg for Special Operations in South Sudan and Mali
  • The USA, Iceland and Denmark for the Special Operation in Mali
  • Australia for the Special Operation in South Sudan


  • Luxembourg
  • European Commission, Iceland and The Netherlands for Special Operation in Libya
  • Norway and Spain for Special Operations in Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia


  • Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, UK and USA for the earthquake emergency response in Haiti

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Beach ball for emergency response - July 2012

South Sudan pioneers ETC response solution - March 2012

In the words of Marianne Donven - March 2012