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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Syria’s First Responders

    It is rare that an uplifting story emerges from Syria. In the midst of an intractable civil war that has been raging for nearly four years, the White Helmets first responders are voluntarily rushing to each bombing and clawing through the rubble to save lives. Unpaid and armed simply with white construction helmets, the Syrian Civil Defense, also …

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Improving the Humanitarian Supply Chain with 3D Printing

In 2013, there were approximately 334 natural disasters around the world, resulting in more than 100,000 related deaths. Disasters of this kind result in breakdowns in the supply chain when affected countries most badly need access to goods and services. Field Ready is trying to transform emergency relief by 3D printing supplies locally instead of relying on insufficient supply chains.

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