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Tech Talk: Help us amplify the call for protection in Syria

We are inviting Canadian Red Cross friends and supporters to join the Red Cross Red Crescent Thunderclap campaign for Syria, to bring attention to the on-going humanitarian crisis and to call on all parties in the conflict to respect and protect volu...

Tech Talk: The power of mobile in the humanitarian sector

It’s clear that mobile technology is leading the way around the world, far outpacing Internet access and landlines. Consider that there are nearly as many mobile subscriptions around the world as there are people, as illustrated in this infograph...

Tech Talk: Should video games reflect rules of war?

Starting this December, video game players may see some changes to the depiction of war in video games due to a partnership between video game developers and the Red Cross. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have been considering whe...

Tech Talk: World Disasters Report focusing on technology and humanitarian action

Technology and the future of humanitarian action is the focus of this year’s World Disasters Report being released by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) today. We’ll be sharing some of the findings of this report in ...

Tech Talk: Twitter launches alerts service

Recently, Twitter announced a new 'Alerts' program that allows local, national, and international agencies like emergency management officials, law enforcement, public safety agencies and organizations that provide emergency relief such as the Red Cr...

Tech Talk: Kenya Red Cross uses social media in emergencies

There is no national emergency number like 911 in Kenya and no national disaster plan. Emergency services are notoriously unresponsive and slow to react. Instead, organizations like the Kenya Red Cross use social media to spread information and coord...

#CRCSyria - Join the Red Cross for a Twitter chat

Join us on Twitter Thursday, Oct. 3 at noon ET for a live Twitter chat on the Syria crisis. The Canadian Red Cross is hosting this chat to raise awareness about the humanitarian disaster. The conflict in Syria and the resulting massive refugee inf...

Tech Talk: Using video games to help disaster responders

Imagine if you could help respond to disasters while enjoying your favourite video game from the comfort of your couch? The Internet Response League has you covered! Social media has proven to be an important tool for disaster response. Organi...

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