Devex Explores Drone Use In Humanitarian Situations, Coordination Among Aid Groups

Devex: Drone, meet the humanitarian cluster approach
“…UAVs are increasingly being recognized by humanitarian organizations for their potential effectiveness in disaster response, helping teams safely observe situations in real-time during emergencies or quickly collect damage assessment information in remote areas. Drones can also provide ‘Wi-Fi in the sky’ to get communities back online following a disaster, an idea the [World Food Programme (WFP)] has been experimenting with. At the same time, overuse or improper use of drones following disasters in the past few years have left many aid groups wondering how to move forward responsibly…” (Rogers, 11/6).

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