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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01733-A
Date : 01/2017
Title : Les applications de messagerie : une ressource humanitaire qui reste à exploiter = Messaging apps : an untapped humanitarian resource
Duration : 00:03:47
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Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
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Production reference : AV595A
Description : New research, led by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), suggests messaging apps could play a vital role in humanitarian work in the future. The research carried out by the ICRC, The Engine Room and Block Party, says messaging apps have become so widespread that they deserve to be considered 'strategically', for use in humanitarian operations. The results of the research have been released in the report 'Humanitarian Futures for Messaging Apps', published today.
It's estimated that more than 2.5 billion people around the world use messaging apps. That figure is expected to rise to 3.6 billion – half the world's population - by 2018. In emergencies, such as natural disasters or armed conflicts, people are increasingly relying on these platforms to keep in touch with their loved ones or to remain informed about the situation.
These new opportunities however pose new challenges. The report says humanitarian organizations need to better understand the opportunities and challenges of Messaging Apps, and that strategies and standards need to be established to determine where Messaging Apps might be most appropriate and effective.
Original language : French; English
Other language : International soundtrack
French title : Les applications de messagerie : une ressource humanitaire qui reste à exploiter
English title : Messaging apps : an untapped humanitarian resource
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : ProRes 422
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