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How Drones Can Help in Humanitarian Emergencies

Few technologies have undergone as radical a change as drones. Where five years ago, drones were mainly seen as an instrument of war, today...

How firefighters in the UK are pioneering the use of drones

The English Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is constantly working to improve how they respond to incidents and how to make sure...

How Drones Can Help Improve Refugee Camps

Most of the time, when you have to build a refugee camp, you have to do so in a hurry. In a typical scenario...

The benefits and limits of drones in search and rescue

During search and rescue operations, time is critical. Injured survivors of a disaster might be trapped, and finding them quickly can literally be a...

How Drones are Helping in Haiti

Haiti is both one of the poorest and one of the most disaster prone countries in the world. In addition to the devastating 2010...

How Drones Helped with Early Recovery in the Philippines

In November 2013, the Philippines experienced one of the strongest and deadliest tropical cyclones ever recorded. Typhoon Haiyan resulted in well over 6,000 deaths...

Tracking Landmines with Drones in Bosnia Herzegovina

In May 2014, the worst flooding in the Balkans in 120 years caused massive damage and triggered landslides. In Bosnia Herzegovina these landslides and...

Using Drones to Fight Flood Risks in Tanzania

With an estimated population of about 5 million and an annual growth of 8 per cent, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, is Africa’s fastest...

What aid workers think about drones and how they want to...

Over the next months, Droneblog will feature a series of case studies that show how drones are already being used in disaster response operations...