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Earthquake in Haiti and ICTs

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Haiti earthquake and the following tragedy is the topic everybody has been talking about during the last week. ICTs and new medias have been deeply used in the first aid activities for: mapping the situation, looking for displaced person and planning emergency activities were the main objectives.

Have a look at the long and interesting list of comments and contributions about #haiti on twitter to have an idea of how people are contributing from everywhere to manage information and knowledge that can be helpful in this moment. Just recently the UN Foundation published its report suggesting international organizations, and those involved in emergency activities in particular, to make a wider use of new technologies…

While reflecting on this point, have a look at the tool below:

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Author: Luca Servo @ talksharelearn

Passionate about social media, development projects and the world. Currently, I’m supporting the Emergency Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in managing its online communication through the website, the social media and the mobile apps.

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