Humanitarians play catch-up as technology pushes forward

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Robot vehicle built by Telerob is shown as part of "TIEMS Week 2013"

Humanitarians play catch-up as technology pushes forward


LONDON, 28 October 2013 (IRIN) - Recent innovations have offered a whole new box of tools to the humanitarian community. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) - at the end of a year that has fortunately seen relatively few disasters - is using the latest edition of its annual World Disasters Report to showcase some of the technological advancements being put to use in emergencies, and to start a discussion on their potential benefits and pitfalls.

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