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... is an international non-profit organisation with a mission to help people in developing countries use information and communications technology (ICT) to improve their lives.
 humanitarian aid
The Red Cross is marking the 150th anniversary of the battle which inspired Henri Dunant to found the world's best known humanitarian movement.

2009-06-27

 Red Cross humanitarian aid
The "crowd-sourced" data that comes from victims of natural disasters and conflicts is now a crucial part in disaster management, says a new report.

2009-12-11

 humanitarian aid mobile phone crowdsourcing
Bless the President for having rescue teams in the air almost immediately. That was President Olafur Grimsson of Iceland. On Wednesday, the AP reported that the President of the United States promised, "The initial contingent of 2,000 Marines could be deployed to the quake-ravaged country within the next few days." "In a few days," Mr. Obama?

2010-01-17

 Greg Palast earthquake Haiti USA disaster capitalism politics humanitarian aid
The Ushahidi Engine is a platform that allows anyone to gather distributed data via SMS, email or web and visualize it on a map or timeline. Our goal is to create the simplest way of aggregating information from the public for use in crisis response.
 crowdsourcing mobile phone visualization SMS humanitarian aid disaster
The senior United Nations official for humanitarian relief took a tour of Gaza on Tuesday, a year after Israel’s war here, and declared keen concern for what he called the collective punishment of 1.5 million Palestinians due to the blockade enforced by Israel and Egypt.

2010-03-02

 UN Gaza Israel punishment humanitarian aid
At least nine people have been killed after Israeli commandos stormed a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army says. ... It happened about 64 km out to sea, in international waters.

2010-05-31

 Israel Palestine humanitarian aid Gaza murder ship arrogance blockade siege
US lawmakers have voted to cut almost $4bn in aid to the government of Afghanistan, after allegations of corruption.

2010-07-01

 humanitarian aid Afghanistan corruption USA
When crisis hits, the basics are needed. Food, water, shelter and, almost as important, internet access.

2010-07-16

 Internet access humanitarian aid Haiti earthquake
The deaths earlier this month of eight foreign aid workers and two Afghans in the north-eastern Afghan province of Badakhshan show new levels of cruelty and disregard for human life.

2010-08-14

 humanitarian aid Afghanistan murder Taliban religion

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