UN SDG #3 Good Health and Well-being UN SDG #3
UN SDG #2 Zero Hunger UN SDG #2

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Mobile surveys chart food needs in disaster areas

Getting relief to those in need can sometimes weeks because the system to report problems is outdated or out of commission due to natural disaster or conflict. Having a remote way of reporting need for food or supplies can speed up the process.

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Mobile surveys chart food needs in disaster areas

Getting relief to those in need can sometimes weeks because the system to report problems is outdated or out of commission due to natural disaster or conflict. Having a remote way of reporting need for food or supplies can speed up the process.
300M
people impacted
$1.7T
potential funding
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Nature and Context

When food shortages occur in areas of disaster, volunteers may have the help, but they don't know where to deliver it. Real-time data on local market prices, food availability and consumption patterns of the local population to be shared with humanitarian workers, who can distribute aid fast and effectively. By using smart phones, people can report their need for assistance, even in delicate situations, much faster than they could face to face as with old reporting systems.

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World Food Programme
CISCO Foundation
Google 
Humanitarian Innovation Fund
Kingdom of the Netherlands
The Belgian Development Cooperation

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Ideas Description

MVAM - Individuals are contacted directly through short phone surveys, SMS, live telephone interviews and the Interactive Voice Response system. This allows real-time data on local market prices, food availability and consumption patterns of the local population to be shared with humanitarian workers, who can distribute aid fast and effectively. 

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