AIDF has published an infographic detailing the impacts and exposure to disasters and climate change worldwide. As shown in the infographic, disasters were responsible for 23.5 million new displacements in 2016, with 97% being caused by weather and climate-related events. Over 2.3 billion people have been affected by floods between 1995 and 2015, while drought affected another 1.1 billion people during the same period.
Insight and practical solutions are required to strengthen disaster resilience, improve preparedness and save lives. Research into social value of cold chain by B Medical Systems concluded that vaccine refrigeration units can save $4.5 million over 10-year lifespan and prevent 37,700 cases of illness. To reduce the environmental impact, Envirotainer is using virtual reality to enable real life situations in the temperature-controlled supply chain, taking its customers on a journey which illustrates the implications of choices made as to how to ship their products.
Mobile applications also play an important role in improving emergency response. AIDF is on the lookout for apps that support disaster relief and global development efforts to be featured at the Planet of the Apps during the Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit. Submit your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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