10 March 2022, London: We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life in Ukraine. Our thoughts are with those most impacted by this conflict.
In moments of crisis, mobile connectivity is a lifeline. It is our link to loved ones when we need to tell them that we are safe and check that they are too. A mobile phone is the quickest way to call for help. And to help find vital information.
The global pandemic showed us how mobile and telecom services keep our economies moving forward, with access kept open to essential services such as health and education.
There is widespread concern among business leaders and our members for the people caught in this humanitarian crisis. And they want to help. Mobile network operators have come forward with mobile and digital assistance.
For example, they are providing free mobile services such as SIMs, mobile roaming, calls, and texts, as well as charitable donations. In this evolving situation, we are sharing updates from our members about their humanitarian response to the Ukraine crisis on Twitter: @GSMA.
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