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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...

Tech Talk: Social volunteers take action in Alberta flooding

With Alberta flooding, the Red Cross was not only inundated on the ground with requests for support, but it was also inundated online. Our social monitoring shows that more than 19,000 people tweeted the Red Cross in the first two weeks, and hundreds...

Tech Talk: Radio a source of hope at the Blackie shelter

Guest post by Lindsay Vogan, Communications volunteer deployed in Alberta High River is one of the hardest hit by the Alberta floods. With so many evacuated, where do all of displaced residents go? Some are lucky enough to have friends and family ...

Tech Talk: New technologies for monitoring water resources in Ethiopia

The ICRC is investing in new technology in Ethiopia to help counter the effects of a natural disaster like the droughts that frequently affect the region. Since 2010, the ICRC has been involved in a program to track and monitor water sources in a ge...

Tech Talk: All you need is Wi-Fi

As we all know, disasters can strike any time and anywhere, creating a sense of urgency for communities and individuals involved. Working in partnership with first responders, emergency managers and public officials, the Canadian Red Cross is able to...

Tech Talk: #DLWS and what it all means

Have you ever seen the #dlws hashtag on Twitter? It's usually associated with an offhand comment or complaint about the weather. You may have used it to make your own observations too. But do you know what it all means on a larger scale? By the time...

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