The dogs who worked for rescue at 9/11's Ground Zero

The dogs who worked for rescue at 9/11's Ground Zero

Lys Anzia – WNN Features From the WNN archive: covering the search and rescue dogs of 9/11, Ground Zero New York City. (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Days after smoke and ash began to settle following one of the largest U.S. disasters in history on September 11, 2001 the devastating impacts of the loss […]

Global relief workers need our support too

Global relief workers need our support too

Ana P. Santos IRIN – humanitarian news and analysis for WNN – Women News Network – WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Back-to-back emergencies during the last three months in the Philippines have exposed the need for more psychosocial support (clinical and social assistance to ease mental suffering) for local aid workers who […]

PHILIPPINES: UN asks Digital Humanitarian Network to search social media after super typhoon hits

PHILIPPINES: UN asks Digital Humanitarian Network to search social media after super typhoon hits

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) Manila, PHILIPPINES, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA:  The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are supporting the Philippine Government to assess damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda). The super typhoon made landfall on the eastern coast of the Philippines at 4.30 a.m. local time (8 November) as it made its way across […]

United Nations jumps in with crowd-sourced data solutions to global crisis

United Nations jumps in with crowd-sourced data solutions to global crisis

IRIN – UNOCHA Humanitarian News and Analysis – WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Dakar, SENEGAL, WESTEN AFRICA: Difficulty reaching conflict or disaster-hit communities slows down aid delivery, hampers assessment and can lead to groups in remote areas being left out of the aid equation altogether. But new technology, while not a panacea, is helping to remove […]