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Communication when Traveling Abroad

When you are traveling abroad, it’s tempting to turn off your cell phone and lose touch with reality. But when it comes to humanitarian travel, you need to do quite the opposite. Communication is key to a successful mission for a variety of reasons. Whether you need to provide information back home or receive alerts and reports from the head office, it is essential to stay in touch. Additionally, communicating while on mission is important for your travel safety.

Communication on Humanitarian Missions

No matter what your role on a mission is, effective communication is essential. One example is ensuring that those not in the field have the latest information on what is really happening on the ground. If there is a conflict or a disaster, things can move quickly, and those in the field are in the know. On the other hand, receiving information is also key. Having the latest alerts, communication from other places in the country, and receiving updates on your mission can be helpful to maintain travel safety and ensure overall implementation outcomes.

But when you are on the ground, there can be some challenges. For example, the signal can be lost or the electrical grid may down if there is a disaster. In more remote areas, there can be a lack of technology that you rely on. That’s why having backup options is so important. This can include a satellite radio in emergency areas or ust simpler SMS devices instead of smartphones that rely on wireless Internet. Overall, it is best to have a system set up prior to travel and a plan on how to mitigate any communication issues that may arise.

What is Duty of Care

We Help You to Communicate Through Duty of Care

At Raptim, we believe in our commitment to a duty of care for our travelers. That’s why we have implemented a robust and integral solution to ensure that our travelers are taken care of. One of the cornerstones of our model is to ensure fluid communication between field staff and agency headquarters. For this, we provide services such as push notifications, travel updates, and travel reporting. We also provide GPS-enabled systems where agencies can make sure all staff are accounted for. At the same time, we help to keep you in the know by providing alerts. For example, if there are any issues or developments in your local situation we will send you a pre-departure alert.

Same goes for any new information that we receive during your travel and even for a short period after you return. Through our duty of care solutions, we want to be part of the movement that enables humanitarian and development aid to get where it’s needed most.

Let Us Help You to Travel Where It is Needed Most

We believe our world is a better place when compassion can travel where it is needed most. As a global humanitarian travel organizationwe devote ourselves to serving those who serve the world. Our experienced staff can be reached at any given time. Please use our quick address locator to contact your nearest Raptim office should you have any questions. You can also follow our blog for more stories and travel information.

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