World disasters report 2013: focus on technology and the future of humanitarian action

This 2013 World Disasters Report explores the challenges and opportunities in the ways in which technologies, especially information and communication technologies (ICT), can assist international and national actors, governments, civil society organizations and communities at risk more effectively to prevent, mitigate and prepare for the impact of a disaster and, in its aftermath, respond, recover and rebuild lives and livelihoods. This set of actions is broadly used to define the term humanitarian action, with the goal to "save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain and protect human dignity during and in the aftermath of emergencies" (Global Humanitarian Assistance, undated).

Geneva, IFRCRCS, 2013
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