Mobile technology aids Swedish evacuation

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by msr, Jul 20, 2006.

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  1. msr

    msr LE

    By Thursday morning, almost all Swedish citizens had been evacuated from Lebanon after a gruelling four-day, round-the-clock operation coordinated by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm.

    Thoroughout the process there have been reports of chaos, disorganisation and a lack of information, blamed partly on the fact that Sweden only has a consulate, rather than an embassy, in Beirut.

    "Gruelling" and "round-the-clock", that'll be why this is beyond the comprehension of the FCO then...

  2. Wasn't texting used post-Tsunami to establish comms with European survivors?
  3. msr

    msr LE

    That'll be the Swedes (again)...

  4. I belive I can discern a pattern here.......
  5. We had a help line that charged you to ring it, unlike the swedes who organised "Free calls home on the moblie network" from Lebanon.