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Five ways humanitarians use technological innovation to deliver during COVID-19

12 juin 2020

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A beneficiary in the Shamva district in Zimbabwe has her SCOPE card scanned by WFP
A beneficiary in the Shamva district in Zimbabwe has her SCOPE card scanned by WFP respecting physical distanced food distribution protocols. WFP/Tatenda Machek

Humanitarian needs are already at their highest level in decades, but COVID-19 is causing them to soar further. The World Food Programme (WFP) estimates that 265 million people could be pushed to the brink of starvation by year’s end. In response, humanitarian agencies are stepping up and finding innovative ways to overcome unprecedented access barriers. Here are five ways we are adopting technological solutions to identify and track needs, reach at-risk populations from afar, fill health supply gaps, teach children and provide information to communities on how to stay safe.

Read the full story on Medium by United Nations OCHA (@UNOCHA)