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Using Big Data In A Crisis: Nepal Earthquake
As I write this, hundreds of emergency services, charities, disaster relief agencies and volunteers are doing their best to help people affected by the terrible Nepalese earthquake which struck during the weekend. And Big Data is playing its part, too – with crowdsourced, data-driven efforts to connect people outside the country with their missing loved ones, and assist in getting aid to where it is needed.
Nepal earthquake: How religious groups prey on the victims of natural disasters
No matter how sophisticated our scientific knowledge becomes, in the face of natural disaster many humans will still turn to religion for answers and comfort. It is therefore unsurprising that religious sentiment soared following the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004 and the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. Yet some may be surprised to learn how much of it was due to missionaries who exploited these crises, using them as opportunities to impose their own religious beliefs on a shocked and disoriented populace…
Disaster Relief: How Companies Can Get Involved in Nepal Earthquake Efforts
As rescue workers continue to survey the damage from the magnitude- 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, one thing is clear: there is a desperate need for aid to help the region and its remote villages recover from the damage, and companies must be a part of the relief and recovery equation. In fact, citizens across the globe expect companies to participate, as nearly nine-in-10 (87%) believe companies must play a role in natural disaster response, according to the 2013 Cone Communications Global Disaster Relief Trend Tracker…