Telefónica and its Foundation mobilise to help Morocco
Moreover, in order to facilitate communications in the affected areas, all international calls and SMS sent from Spain to Morocco will be free of charge from 9 to 17 September. In addition, Movistar customers in Morocco will also have free roaming for voice, data and SMS for the same period of time. These measures apply to Movistar contract, prepaid and Telefónica Empresas, as well as O2. Carmen Morenés, General Manager, Fundación Telefónica, points out that: “Fundación Telefónica is always ready to step up to the plate to help in times of humanitarian crises such as the one in Morocco. We are channelling all the generous support from the company and its employees so that the aid can reach those affected in our neighbouring country as quickly and effectively as possible.”
“We are very touched by the suffering of the people in Morocco due to the earthquake. Past crises and earthquake disasters have shown the important role of telecommunications. Telefónica is aware of its responsibility and wants to specifically help people stay in touch with their relatives and friends and support the helpers on site,” says Markus Haas, CEO of O2 Telefónica.