When disasters occur, humanitarian responders lack information about critical issues that would help them to make better decisions to help the most affected populations, while citizens also often lack access to critical infrastructure and services, such as medical care and water, which can mean the difference between life and death. They also lack access to critical information updates due to disruptions in power, internet, phone services and other infrastructure.
PeaceGeeks Emergency Response Team activates upon request by our partners, the Digital Humanitarians Network and by coordinating organizations such as the Red Cross and UN High Commission for Refugees. Our stand-by team of developers, ICT experts, social media gurus, GIS experts, translators and web researchers help to monitor disasters online and respond to a variety of requests.
- Social media monitoring
- ICT set-up
- App Development
- Mobile and web app tool set-up
- GIS projects
Shannon Cox Emergency Response Team Lead
Contact ERT@PeaceGeeks.org for more information or to get involved.