News tagged with red cross

Mobile phones, social media 'easing disaster impact'

Mobile phones and social media are saving thousands of lives in disaster-prone countries but many vulnerable communities still need to be equipped with modern communications, the Red Cross said Thursday.

Oct 17, 2013
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Twitter launches emergency alerts

Twitter on Wednesday launched a system for emergency alerts which can help spread critical information when other lines of communication are down.

Sep 25, 2013
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Survey: Most Haiti text donors have given since

(AP) -- The massive earthquake that devastated Haiti two years ago prompted an outpouring of charitable donations and propelled a new way of giving - through text messages - into the public eye.

Jan 12, 2012
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