Ideas Box – a ready-made library for humanitarian crisis victims

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Ideas Box

Easy access to information is something most of us take for granted. In some parts of the world however just being able to browse a few books is nearly impossible, especially for people who are refugees or victims of a humanitarian crisis. Immediate living necessities including clean water, food, shelter clothing and medical care in these situations are the primary concern. (Video)

 

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How advanced mapping technology can change the world

Advanced mapping technology has let one aid organization in Africa see more clearly the scope of the problems it’s trying to fix.

A good mapping app can be appreciated by everyone.  Look what happened to Apple when it failed at providing a good mapping application. Maps save us from getting lost, ensure that we get to locations on time, and guide us through complicated public transportation systems. And in some places, they can save lives. Just ask World Vision, a humanitarian organization focused on poverty and justice.

 

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Solution for Haiti – HydroWell Village – Produces Clean Water From Virtually Any Water Source

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HyrdoWell Village

Haiti is looking for help with their water supply, and this may be it. Providing water in remote and austere environments is a logistical nightmare.  In emergencies, water systems take too long to setup.  Bulk water is expensive and difficult to deliver.  Surface water is almost always heavily contaminated, resulting in death and disease.

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