Technology and the future of humanitarian action

The responsible use of technology offers concrete ways to make humanitarian assistance more effective, efficient and accountable and can, in turn, directly reduce vulnerability and strengthen resilience. Finding ways for advances in technology to serve the most vulnerable is a moral imperative; a responsibility, not a choice. This year’s World Disasters Report is a focus on technology and the future of humanitarian action.
For more information about the World Disasters Report 2013 and related Red Cross and Red Crescent work, visit http://www.ifrc.org/wdr2013
You can also join our conversation about this year’s report on twitter #wdr2013.

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