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How to Protect Refugee Camps from Floods and Cyclones Using Geographic Information Systems

How to Protect Refugee Camps from Floods and Cyclones Using Geographic Information Systems

Published on: Apr 18 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - Leave a Comment
Late last year, following the escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar for camps over the Bangladesh...
How Do You Mitigate Large Scale Distribution Risk For 3 Million Constituents?

How Do You Mitigate Large Scale Distribution Risk For 3 Million Constituents?

Published on: Oct 25 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - Comments Off on How Do You Mitigate Large Scale Distribution Risk For 3 Million Constituents?
Food distribution is a huge part of foreign aid in times of food insecurity. For Ethiopia, around 1.5 million acute food insecure households have received food...
Apply Now: 3 Million GBP for Your Disaster Response Innovation

Apply Now: 3 Million GBP for Your Disaster Response Innovation

Published on: Oct 02 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: 3 Million GBP for Your Disaster Response Innovation
From Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, to Nepal’s 2015 earthquake we are seeing time and again how mobile technology is being used to support community...
Last Chance to RSVP for Digital Technology for Resilience Workshop

Last Chance to RSVP for Digital Technology for Resilience Workshop

Published on: Sep 25 2017 by Josh Woodard - Comments Off on Last Chance to RSVP for Digital Technology for Resilience Workshop
Recently, FHI 360 launched the Technologies for Resilience Inventory with the Rockefeller Foundation to showcase technologies that are being used to enhance the...
You Need to Use UAVs in Emergencies

You Need to Use UAVs in Emergencies

Published on: Sep 14 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - 3 Comments
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, really excel in emergencies as they satisfy the first need in an emergency: provide quick, cheap, and highly local damage estimates....
How Can Chatbots Help Us Respond to Humanitarian Crises?

How Can Chatbots Help Us Respond to Humanitarian Crises?

Published on: Aug 31 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Can Chatbots Help Us Respond to Humanitarian Crises?
At the moment, The World Food Programme (WFP) and the wider humanitarian system are #FightingFamine in four countries. In Somalia, Yemen, North-Eastern Nigeria...
Disaster Response Partnering Guidelines For Aid Providers and Mobile Network Operators

Disaster Response Partnering Guidelines For Aid Providers and Mobile Network Operators

Published on: May 01 2017 by Jacob Korenblum - 1 Comment
  When disaster strikes, the ability to reach victims quickly, and at scale, is key to saving lives. Yet in most crisis zones, the reality is frustrating:...
Showcase Your Resilience Innovation with The Rockefeller Foundation

Showcase Your Resilience Innovation with The Rockefeller Foundation

Published on: Mar 13 2017 by Josh Woodard - Comments Off on Showcase Your Resilience Innovation with The Rockefeller Foundation
Are you using digital technology to help individuals, families, communities, businesses or governments in Asia adapt to shocks and chronic stresses? If so, we want...
How IoT Early Warning Systems Can Help Save People From Mudslides

How IoT Early Warning Systems Can Help Save People From Mudslides

Published on: Feb 13 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How IoT Early Warning Systems Can Help Save People From Mudslides
Floods and mudslides regularly devastate El Salvador. Villagers can identify impending floods and mudslides, but they are unable to warn others in time. Rugged...
How Drones Can Help in Humanitarian Emergencies

How Drones Can Help in Humanitarian Emergencies

Published on: Dec 07 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Drones Can Help in Humanitarian Emergencies
Few technologies have undergone as radical a change as drones. Where five years ago, unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs, or drones, were mainly seen as an instrument...