Facebook announced a new partnership with UNICEF, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and the World Food Programme to share real-time data to help respond after natural disasters.
When there\’s a flood, earthquake, fire or other natural disaster, response organizations need accurate information quickly about where people are in order to save lives. The problem is that when traditional communication channels like phone lines are down, it can take too much time to figure out where people need help.
As more people connect on Facebook, share insights to help organizations understand who\’s in danger, who\’s safe, and where to send resources. This is part of creating safe communities, and we will keep doing more initiatives like this to help.