Published on March 8th, 2015 | by Guest


The impact of technological improvements in the International Rescue Committee

Technology for humanity

We live in a highly technologically advanced world where almost everyone has access to the internet and a smart phone. We use this technology for almost everything, from educational purposes to simple everyday shopping purposes. We see that the latest technology has transformed the methods of our communication with each other, the way we acquire education and our methods of entertainment too. Now, it is high time that technological advancements are used for humanitarian purposes too.

We see many companies are already on the road to incorporate the latest technology in the humanitarian sector; however, we need to fully integrate technology in many other social services sector if we want to fully see the impact of technology to not only help humans in daily tasks, but also to help save human lives.

Ericsson partners with International Rescue Committee


While talking about the integration of technology with humanitarian causes, one cannot ignore the crucial partnership agreement of Ericsson with International Rescue Committee that was made back in 2014, which aims to provide support and assistance to all those affected by any natural disaster, viral diseases and those living in war zones.

So, relying on the technological expertise of Ericsson and operational expertise of IRC, the main aim of this partnership is to provide immediate response to people in conflict areas and help in disaster affected areas.

What is the purpose?

Basically, the purpose of this partnership is to provide technological help to IRC so that it can improve its response time and help more people in a short amount of time. Mainly, the initial focus of the partnership will be to incorporate mobile phone technology to develop new apps that can assist in Ebola infection prevention in health care facilities in far flung areas of Africa. This technology will not only help IRC to monitor the data related to this disease in a more efficient manner, it will also help IRC to be prepared better for any further outbreak of this deadly disease.

This technology will also help displaced families to reconnect with their lost ones.

In the long run, the technology aims to not only reduce response time of emergency rescue teams, but it also aims to prevent diseases by using advocacy campaigns and knowledge sharing between both the partner organizations.


We see that the big names in technological industry are realizing their responsibility to lead the world in times of uncertainty and terror. Admittedly, these services are highly applaudable, however, with multiple calamities hitting the world in a year and several wars being fought in various countries, the world still needs more help. It will take the efforts of many more technologically sound and advanced companies to partner with non-profit organizations to improve the response time to any calamity struck area.

Conclusively, the impact of technology is quite astonishing in this sector too, but we need to harness the power of technology in a better way and make full use of the facilities we have in order to help all those suffering and dying.

Author Bio:

Sarah Joseph, a well known name in the field of blogging, is a part time freelancer and likes to write about social causes. She is a professional academic writer and is presently affiliated with needpaperhelp.

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