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Category: Humanitarian response

Comments Off on Mission-critical communication for UN peacekeepers

UN peacekeepers work in some of the toughest and most dangerous places in the world, going where others cannot or will not go. The purpose of UN Peacekeeping is to help countries torn by conflict create the conditions for lasting peace. The UN is currently running 14 ongoing missions around the world with over 100,000….

Comments Off on Digital inclusion for refugees: Technology for Good @ Roraima

The Technology for Good @ Roraima project was first conceived in 2017 after a request from the Brazilian government for Ericsson to implement a technological solution that could enhance their response to the Venezuelan migration situation for the benefit of both the migrants and the local population in the state of Roraima.

Comments Off on Epidemic control using ICT – a game changer in fighting global epidemics

Epidemics have long been part of human history, from the Plague of Athens – the first recorded outbreak of infectious disease – to recent epidemics such as Ebola and MERS. Growing international exchanges, increases in population and urbanization, intensification of global climate and environmental changes, and inadequate systems of disease prevention and control are the….

In this post, Ruchi Verma, ‎IoT Offering Lead, explores how infrastructure resilience can be strengthened with Ericsson Connected Environmental Monitoring. In 2010 the IoT Council first declared April 9 as IoT Day. This year the council hosted IoT Day events around the world on the theme of IoT for Social Good, with infrastructure resilience being one of the key….

At the Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards during Mobile World Congress 2018, Ericsson received the award for Best Mobile Innovation supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations for our Ericsson Response mission in the Caribbean during 2017. Ericsson and our UN partner World Food Programme received the award from Mats Granryd, Director-General of the GSMA. The judges said:….

Jan Eliasson, the former Deputy Secretary General of the UN, spoke in Stockholm recently about the Sustainable Development agenda, saying that no single entity can tackle global challenges alone, whether it’s a company, government or international organization. He added that the Global Goals help to galvanize collective action, and partnership is the new leadership. I’ve….

Photo credit: REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate Editor’s note: This blog post was originally published on January 12, 2018, on the World Economic Forum’s Agenda blog. Our world is facing more humanitarian challenges than ever before. The UNHCR estimates that over 65 million people were displaced by conflict and persecution in 2015 alone. At the same time,….

Nowhere is the basic human need to communicate more apparent than in a disaster situation. Whether it is to find a lost loved one, or gain access to vital supplies or information, one of the first things we reach for is our mobile phone. Often we communicate via services and news feeds we have come….

The calls for help from those suffering from natural and manmade disasters all around the world are becoming increasingly urgent and desperate. It is now estimated that more than 65 million people worldwide have been displaced from their homes and 130 million people are dependent on humanitarian aid to survive. While the private sector definitely….