Going to Great Lengths in Aid of Children and Wildlife Conservation

You can’t tell from his photo but Christian Ghammachi has been practicing law for over 20 years in various countries. However, recently, he decided to pursue his enduring passion for photography on a full-time basis. In November, Ghammachi embarked on an ambitious motorcycle road trip that will take him across the length of Africa from South Africa to Dubai, braving miles of inhospitable terrains to photograph and volunteer with charities including SOS Children’s Villages and wildlife conservation organizations, throughout his journey.

SMART Communications and Thuraya deploy mobile satellite handsets to establish critical connectivity in the Philippines

DUBAI, UAE, November 15, 2013 – Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator is working closely with their Service Partner, SMART Communications, to facilitate relief efforts in the typhoon-stricken municipalities of the Philippines. To date, Thuraya and Smart have deployed over 100 units of the Thuraya SF2500, SatSleeve and the Thuraya XT to Philippine government agencies as well as relief organizations such as the Red Cross to help establish critical communication channels and facilitate relief coordination efforts.

ITU deploys satellite communication equipment to the Philippines

Geneva, 13 November 2013 — ITU has dispatched emergency telecommunications equipment to areas severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan – one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded – which tore through the Visayas region of central Philippines on Friday with deadly force, making landfall five times, in the provinces of Eastern Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Panay Island and Palawan. The combination of powerful winds and seawater has devastated buildings, communities and families.