04 Mar Technology and Humanitarian Aid in Afghanistan: Using technology for data collection and communication in the context of conflict
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|Authors||Dr. Rodrigo Mena|
|Theme||Social Protection and Livelihoods|
|Date of Publication||March 04, 2020|
The provision of humanitarian aid and responding to conflict and disasters both require an appropriate amount of information to assess a situation, plan and implement a response, and evaluate any actions. Collecting this information can be difficult in places affected by high-intensity conflict (HIC). While technology can bring multiple benefits and solutions for the above, less well known are its negative consequences, unexpected impacts, or hidden inequalities. Information collected through technology can be used for non-humanitarian purposes, or can be controversial in settings of war or violent conflict, especially with regard to geo-positional data that can be used in belligerent actions.