Sunday, April 3, 2016

How Mobile Phone Surveys Can Help World Food Programme Reach Hungry People

Indeed, communication is essential in every aspect of humanity. Information transmission which involves sending and receiving of information through mobile phones from one person to another should be made affordable with good quality accessibility to countries in dire need of support. 

According to theguardian
One of the biggest challenges for the humanitarian community when disaster strikes is how to colour in blank spaces on maps of the affected country or region. To do our jobs well, we need to know who has been affected, what is happening, and what people need. And we need to know fast.
Information is critical to the design and implementation of life-saving operations. Yet all too often we struggle to collect these facts consistently because we cannot communicate with people on the wrong side of a frontline or in a difficult to reach area. People in no-go areas, including parts of Syria, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan and the northern Sahel, are not just suffering, they are suffering in silence. Read full story here

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