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Tech Talk: Using data to coordinate shelter needs in the Philippines

Matt Hewett was among those who deployed to the Philippines in those early days of the emergency response after Typhoon Haiyan caused significant damage in the country. He’s an Information Services Manager with the Canadian Red Cross, which at first glance may not sound like a typical career path for a humanitarian worker. However, information management is critical when it comes to coordinating a large-scale response and ensuring the right aid is delivered to those who need it the most.

Tech Talk: Crowdsourcing during emergencies in Kenya

The 2013 World Disasters Report offers a good study of crowdsourcing and the role of digital volunteers in emergencies. Many Red Cross societies around the world are exploring how they can crowdsource and communicate information through social med...

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...

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