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How Haiti Bootstrapped Its SMS Emergency Response System

February 23rd, 2010 02:41 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

What if we could communicate with disaster affected communities in real-time just days after a major disaster like the quake in Haiti? That is exactly what happened thanks to a partnership between the Emergency Information Service (EIS), InSTEDD, Ushahidi, Haitian Telcos and the US State Department. Just 4 days after the earthquake, Haitians could text their location and urgent needs to “4636″ for free.

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