Topic: Mobile Technology

Language learning resources from DLIFLC

Set of language learning resources available from thr Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) in the U.S. which is well regarded for its foreign language instruction.   DLIFLC Basic Language and Culture Acquisition courses http://www.dliflc.edu/products.html

A Universal App for First Aid

In recent years, the American Red Cross and British Red Cross have both released a free First Aid App that offers simple, easy-to-follow advice for a variety of everyday first aid scenarios. These apps have been downloaded over 1.2 million times and continue to be a popular selection in both the Apple iTunes and Google …

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Advocacy report- The road to strengthening community resilience in East Africa-Investing in National Societies volunteers and partnerships

This report considers the extent to which Red Cross Red Crescent volunteer action is strengthening community resilience in East Africa, focusing specifically on the unique role of volunteers, and emphasizing the role of National Societies as respected long-term partners in sustainable development. Based on lessons learned from implementation, this report is structured around the ten …

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Mobile Technology

Mobile phones are increasingly accessible to those affected by crisis and can play a strategic role in the delivery of rapid, cost-effective, scalable humanitarian assistance. In this context, mobile phones can be used as tools for conducting needs assessments, facilitating rapid mass communication, and improving transparency through feedback and complaints mechanisms. Mobile technologies are transforming …

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World Disasters Report: Focus on technology and the future of humanitarian action

In 2012, fewer people were reported to have died or been affected as a result of disasters than any other year during the previous decade, according to figures presented in this report. While these numbers are positive news, they also reflect the absence of major events like the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Cyclone Nargis in …

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تقريرعن الكوارث في العالم – ملخص التكنولوجيا ومستقبل العمل الإنساني 2013

أفادت التقارير بأن عدد من لقوا حتفهم أو تضرروا من جراء الكوارث في عام 2012 بلغ أدنى مستوياته بالمقارنة مع أي من السنوات الأخرى خلال العقد المنصرم˛ و هذا ما تثبته الأرقام الواردة في هذا التقرير. وإذا كانت هذه الأرقام تزف إلينا خبراً إيجابياً˛ فإنها تبيٌن أيضاً عدم وقوع كوارث كبرى مثل “تسونامي” المحيط الهندي …

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