The use of drones as surveillance tools and bomb-dropping machines leads to widespread apprehension about the technology in humanitarian circles, including within Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières. Yet these flying cameras also offer huge potential to improve assistance during emergency responses, especially in hard-to-reach areas. In southern Malawi, an MSF team recently used a small drone to conduct an aerial mapping exercise of remote Makhanga island in order to prepare for anticipated seasonal floods that cut off the area from humanitarian aid.
Drones as Humanitarian Tools
Jun 27, 2017
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