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Humanitarian Assistance Goes Digital: The Changing Face of Aid Work

Mary Slosson

Disaster response is increasingly going digital. With the proliferation of crisis mapping and well-organized online diaspora communities, those working long hours to help in the wake of a natural disaster or refugee crisis now includes people thousands of miles away.

Digital activism cannot supplant the crucial work of medical and technical first responders, but the sharing of more data has largely been a net positive as more data is shared, and more widely.

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  • Tom RiversTom Rivers

    If you like this article I would recommend reading 'Abundance' by Peter Diamondis. A fascinating book that spreads a positive message about our future and technological advances that are coming our way, including humanitarian work thousands of miles away!