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Humanitarian Technology

Humanitarian actors have long adopted and adapted technology to improve aid delivery and protection practices. But beyond asking what technology does for humanitarian action, this Collection explores what it does to humanitarian action.

  1. Content type: Research article

    A swarm of autonomous flying robots is implemented in simulation to cooperatively gather situational awareness data during the first few hours after a major natural disaster. In computer simulations, the swarm...

    Authors: Ross D. Arnold, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi and Toshiyuki Tanaka

    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2018 3:18

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2019 4:12

  2. Content type: Commentary

    Blockchain technology is swiftly entering the fields of humanitarian and development aid. While it has the potential to revolutionize the aid sector, e.g., through pairing smart contracts with forecast-based f...

    Authors: Andrej Zwitter and Mathilde Boisse-Despiaux

    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2018 3:16

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Digital communication technologies play an increasingly prominent role in humanitarian operations and in response to international pandemics specifically. A burgeoning body of scholarship on the topic displays...

    Authors: Christopher Wilson and Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert

    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2018 3:8

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The appropriate use of mobile technology for service provision, information dissemination, empowerment activities, and data collection in humanitarian settings can have several benefits on both the micro and m...

    Authors: Kristy Crabtree and Petronille Geara

    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2018 3:3

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  5. Content type: REPORT

    Disasters have long been a scourge for humanity. With the advances in technology (in terms of computing, communications, and the ability to process, and analyze big data), our ability to respond to disasters i...

    Authors: Junaid Qadir, Anwaar Ali, Raihan ur Rasool, Andrej Zwitter, Arjuna Sathiaseelan and Jon Crowcroft

    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2016 1:12

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