A small girl holds an older boy’s hand as they wade across a flooded street in the Kampung Melayu area of East Jakarta. UNICEF, Josh Estey


Difficulty reaching conflict- or disaster-hit communities slows down aid delivery, hampers assessment and can lead to groups in remote areas being left out of the aid equation altogether. But new technology, while not a panacea, is helping to remove access barriers.”

Aid agencies are increasingly seeking innovative solutions to old challenges. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has set up ideas labs to stimulate new approaches. Labs are currently at work in Denmark, Kosovo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.”

Read about MobiStation and RapidFTR in the full article on IRIN here.