June 26, 2013
Aid Workers Turn to Text Messaging to Improve Food Aid Delivery to Refugees in the Western Sahara
Communication between beneficiaries and food aid providers in the Western Sahara refugee camps in Algeria suffers as the number of food distribution points increases. [via favorite Ken Banks for National Geographic]
By using what was already in place - a mobile phone in each household - independent researcher Rosa Akbari capitalized on existing flows of information as they worked without technology and used FrontlineSMS to ease the communication within the camps.
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