Facebook announced partnership with UNICEF, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and World Food Program. Through this partnership the tech giant Facebook plans to share run time data which will help to respond after natural calamities. Facebook Partnered with UNICEF, IFRC and WFP to Revolutionize Natural Disaster Rescue Operations.
When countries face disasters such as flood, earthquake or fire etc, the designated rescue organisations need accurate and quick information about people to save their lives.
Facebook Partnered with UNICEF, IFRC and WFP to Revolutionize Natural Disaster Rescue Operations
Usually when we face such circumstances telecommunication channels like phones etc. get down. Due to this it takes a lot of time to figure out where people need help. This results in many lost of many lives due to no proper means of communication.
With this partnership, Facebook plans to connect as many people as it can and share insights to help organizations know who is in danger. In this way the authorities will exactly know that who is safe and where to send renounces for help.
Mark Zukerberg revealed in a Facebook post:
This initiative is part of creating safe communities, and we will keep doing more initiatives like this to help
Facebook want to make the whole process quick and efficient by offering that bird’s eye view from the start. For this it will launch Disaster Maps, by using aggregated Facebook data in disaster areas for delivering information to aid organizations during and after crises.
Currently Facebook is testing this product with three organizations: the World Food Program, UNICEF, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The social media giant, Facebook plans to launch Disaster Maps soon.