How Facebook is changing humanitarian relief

Last month, a bombing in Somalia killed over 300 people. The attack took place in a busy intersection, targeting civilians across all walks of life. Chaos ensued as family members and friends began the daunting task of tracking down their loved ones. Amid the confusion, social media stepped in to bring answers and assist in… Continue reading How Facebook is changing humanitarian relief

On the brink of famine in Africa – how grassroots tech is trying to find solutions

Early last month, UN aid officials made an unprecedented announcement: not just one, but four African countries are on the brink of famine. Over the past decade, civil unrest and drought have plagued Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Kenya, leading to mass displacement and skyrocketing rates of malnutrition-related deaths.   Somali men prepare to pray… Continue reading On the brink of famine in Africa – how grassroots tech is trying to find solutions