Friday, May 15, 2015

When the Internet Saves Lives

Imagine if you lost your internet service. Picture having no email capability or access to net-based information for days, even weeks. Yikes! How would the loss of the internet affect your daily work?

But now let's thicken the plot. Imagine if your job was the emergency feeding of millions of people following a natural disaster. You would need to organize and communicate quickly and effectively with others. At this point, internet is far more than just a luxury or convenience. Lives depend on it.

The UN World Food Programme (WFP), the largest hunger relief organization, makes internet connectivity a top priority when disaster strikes. Basic internet, that many of us take for granted, is often damaged or not available in afflicted, impoverished areas.

Read the full article at The Huffington Post.