The political situation in conflict and disaster areas are often complicated and there are many factors which impede the ability of donors to step in to assist those in need. Donations are often stuck at the border due to logistical and administrative issues. Billion dollar aid agencies are not doing enough to ensure sufficient aid is channelled to these people in need. As a result, the people in these conflict and disaster areas are often isolated and dwell in a chaotic environment with ad hoc services. There is a large demand for aid and the community of people who are willing to help exist, but have not been able to reach those who need help.
How might we empower the people in conflict and disaster sites to self-organise and mobilise themselves to provide aid to those in their community?
Overview Of Some Features
REGISTER / LOGIN / LOGOUT
By registering, we could make sure there is an identity to every user that utilise our solution. This provides security and avoid malicious users from spamming our website with irrelevent information.
Every user can access to their own profile page, in order to edit and delete the information they have previously posted.
In such disaster regions, there are roads or buildings that may pose a risk to individuals in the area, such as undetonated ordnances or collapsing building. This map allows people to report such dangers and view other such reports on the map so they can take the necessary precautions.
Image of bombs and mines found during a mine clearing mission near Bervytsia, Ukraine in a single day
DECEASED INFORMATION FEED
Image of a grave posted to a telegram group dedicated to requesting/sharing information about the deceased.
Messages posted to a telegram group dedicated to requesting/sharing information about the deceased.
In these unstable regions, users may come across some deceased individuals in public and proceed to bury them somewhere. This allows users to share the location of burial while keeping the sensitive information private, to be released by the authorities.
Since posts or report might turn irrelevant after a period of time, this role feature provides privileges such as deleting any posts or reports. Admin could also access sensitive information for verification of deceased individual when requested by the authorities.