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Facebook Safety Check is a feature managed by social networking company Facebook. The feature is activated by the company during natural or man-made disasters to quickly determine whether people in the affected geographical area are safe.
The Great East Japan Earthquake affected foreign nationals in the areas hit by the disaster. Elements of the Japan’s Ministry of Foreign affairs response, implemented in cooperation with IOM, included:
In October 2007 Japan turned on the first publicly available nationwide earthquake early warning system. On March 11, 2011 it had its first true test during the M9 Tohoku earthquake off the coast of Sendai.
The Walkie-Talkie system introduced in 2015, provides hyperlocal and actionable audio information to migrants in camps. The high influx and turnover of migrants in Greek camps meant that there was consistently a high number of people who needed fast and easily digestible information.
During the conflict in Lebanon in 2006, a trilingual booklet in Sinhalese, Amharic and Tagalog was produced by the Ministry of Justice and Caritas Lebanon, which warned domestic workers about possible traffickers as they tried to leave the country.
Through the Administrative Order No. 262, series of 2014, a Libya Crisis Quick Response Team was created within the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) of the Government of the Philippines, to serve as a focal group for purposes of coordination...
On 1 March 2011, the Secretary General of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanogu, called upon member states to assist the Tunisian government by providing transport means to return displaced people from Libya to their countries of origin.
Community-based organizations funded by the New York Women Fund (NYWF) were “first responders,” to respond in far-reaching neighborhoods and isolated, hard-to-reach populations during the superstorm Sandy.
As part of an ongoing effort to keep New Yorkers connected, AT&T and Bloomberg Administration officials developed AT&T Street Charge.
Community Response Map (CRM) is an online data platform developed by IOM to facilitate direct feedback from beneficiaries, especially when security or terrain make regular contact difficult.