Stories From The Field

Fiji

Stories from the field

Giving a voice to disaster-affected communities in Fiji

June 2016 - RedR Australia’s Kate Learmonth was deployed to UNICEF in Fiji following Cyclone Winston. Now, she's helping launch an innovative SMS-based platform that will give a voice to Fiji's disaster-affected communities.

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GIS mapping is saving lives in Fiji

June 2016 - GIS maps give a quick visualization that exposes patterns and relationships otherwise hidden in numeric tables and databases and enables quicker and more effective decision making on issues that are time critical in an emergency. RedR deployee Paul Jaskierniak introduced GIS capabilities in the area of emergency response management to key decision makers at the World Health Organisation and the Fijian Ministry of Health following Tropical Cyclone Winston.

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