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An example of how a satellite beam was used in the tsunami relief work.
This satellite beam was re-pointed on board the satellite (by remote control of the satellite antenna pointing mechanism) as required to meet the coverage requirements on the ground. Ideal for VSAT telecommunications for emergency relief workers, health clinics etc.
April 2005: This beam has now been moved again - it no longer
available in the area shown.
2. Pakistan, Kashmir, India earthquake - Autumn 2005
Relevant link: How to make emergency shelters
I am not aware of a similar satellite beam as above being re-pointing to help in this instance. There are already several satellite beams covering the area. The following is an extract from a relevant press release from the Pakistan Times Business & Commerce Desk:
Pakistan receives 55 Inmarsat satellite phone for the quake hit zone
ISLAMABAD: The International Telecommunication Union [ITU] has hand over 55
Inmarsats satellite phone sets to Pakistan to be used for communication in the
“Infrastructure of highways, link roads and telecommunication is vastly damaged but we are doing all we can with the help of international community to restore telecom links to step up relief operations and rehabilitation, he said. The minister said offers of help from the international telecommunication community, were pouring in, and the SCO which is charged with providing communication services to the region, had been made the focal point for all such assistance.
The small portable INMARSAT satellite telephones are ideal for this situation
I have been asked to repeat advice on clean water as follows:
Advice on safe drinking water treatment / diarrhoea / dehydration below:
Message 3: "Heat: Bringing water to a boil makes it OK. No need to boil more than 1 minute"
Please pass this information to your associates, reference website http://www.remedi.org safe drinking water with free information and help stop a coming health disaster from breaking out.
Heat: Sufficient heat will kill micro-organisms in contaminated water
already at a temperature below boiling point. The time to heat the water to
a boil makes it hot long enough to disinfect it. There is no need to
boil water for 5 minutes, 10 minutes, or 20 minutes, as some guide books
recommend! Bringing water to a boil is adequate for
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