UN SDG #11 Sustainable Cities and Communities UN SDG #11
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Drones that respond quickly to disaster situations

Since 1990, natural disasters have affected 217 million people worldwide every single year, and 160 countries hold more than a quarter of their populations in regions of high risk from one or more natural disasters. When things go wrong, the situational information available to first responders in the aftermath of a catastrophe can be the difference between life and death.

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Drones that respond quickly to disaster situations

Since 1990, natural disasters have affected 217 million people worldwide every single year, and 160 countries hold more than a quarter of their populations in regions of high risk from one or more natural disasters. When things go wrong, the situational information available to first responders in the aftermath of a catastrophe can be the difference between life and death.
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Evaluating the level of crisis, and issuing care quickly and efficiently is crucial to the well being of communities during and after disasters. Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and remote sensing platforms to gather aerial images of disaster zones can improve that care. Providing aid organizations and emergency services with crucial data on the scale of the disaster and the areas that require immediate attention allows responders to coordinate relief efforts and deploy aid effectively. Access to this information helps significantly improve responsiveness to disasters, natural and humanitarian.

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