People are more likely to survive disasters and address vulnerabilities when they have good social networks and connections. But especially on the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, we recognize that there is no one easy fix or perfect tool to reduce disaster risk. The best plan for resilience and saving lives? One that connects resources and communities at every level.
Imelda is just one of millions who have used AtmaGo to share vital information that helps them recover from disasters (and prepare for the next one), reporting problems and sharing solutions to daily challenges in their neighborhood.
“After the disaster [Sulawesi earthquake] the area where I live did not have a clean water supply, we didn’t know where to look for clean water, and the power was out. After reading a post on AtmaGo that said that the Red Cross had a water supply, the whole family and I went to the Red Cross office, and Alhamdullillah, the Red Cross provided water to our housing complex.”
-Imelda, Sulawesi, Indonesia
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