Lindsay Purchase

Lindsay Purchase

Lindsay Purchase is a journalist and lover of all things international living in Toronto, Canada.

How Google can Help during Times of Crisis

In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, chaos ensues. Communications infrastructure is often badly damaged or destroyed, complicating the frantic search to account for loved ones. Without knowing where a person is or how to reach them, they’re no longer just a phone call away. Google Person Finder can be a lifeline during such situations. It helps speed up the search by acting as a forum for people affected by a disaster to provide details on missing persons.

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Bringing messages of hope, help and change over mobile devices – Part 1

In part one of our series on technology in humanitarian work, we profile two organizations that use cellphone technology to communicate aid initiatives, education programs, research surveys and more. Today, learn how Text to Change (TTC) is changing lives.

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