As of 2013, more than six billion people in the world’s developing nations have cell phone subscriptions. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies issued a report that addressed how humanitarian organizations can use technology in disaster relief efforts. Organizations may use smart phones to relay firsthand news from the location; to gather donations and organize medical supplies; and to upload medical advice to YouTube for doctors on location. The report stressed that humanitarian organizations have a continuing responsibility to ensure that resources are distributed fairly in a catastrophe.
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