Mobile technologies in emergencies

Increasing numbers of children around the world are affected by humanitarian emergencies and there is an urgent need for innovative, scalable, cost-effective approaches to tackling these crises. Alongside this, digital technology is spreading rapidly across the developing world, and the mobile phone is becoming increasingly accessible to families and children affected by disasters. There is significant potential for mobile phones to play a strategic role in helping deliver rapid, effective, accountable humanitarian assistance. Having access to the right information and communication at the right time can save lives and protect children.

This report is an initial exploration of the effective use of mobiles in emergency situations. It provides a foundation to build upon, based on the premise that mobile phones offer significant transformative potential in emergency situations.

Save the Children, Mobile Technology in Emergencies, 2012 TOPICS: Crowdsourcing, Mobile technology

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.
File Name File Size Download
mobile_technology_in_emergencies_3.pdf 910 KB

Related Resources

Report
28 Feb 2022
The IFRC dedicated the World Disasters Report in 2010 to “Urban Risks”. Besides putting a spotlight on the rising vulnerabilities, the report highlighted that urban communities are capable of finding their own solutions, asserting their rights, a...
Tags: Report, Urban Risk Reduction
Report
03 Sep 2020
This is the presentation by Maritza Delgado on 29 September, 2020, at the CAP Implementation Workshop hosted by ITU as a video conference.  
Tags: Report, Early Warning Systems
Report
29 Oct 2018
This presentation was given by Norm Paulsen on 1 November, 2018, at the CAP Implementation Workshop in Hong Kong, China.
Tags: Report, Early Warning Systems