Humanitarian

Though drones have the potential to assist in the realization of a variety of economic goals, they are also involved in solutions to humanitarian issues. All news on these initiatives can be found here.

Mar 28, 2018

UNICEF using drones to fight cholera in Malawi

In an effort to fight cholera in Malawi, UNICEF took the initiative to use drones to scout villages from above. This allows detailed photographs to be taken through mapping software. The resulting maps are then looked at alongside villagers to gain a better view of how infection sources could best be fought.

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Feb 20, 2018

Global internet access with Facebook Aquila

You may or may not have heard of Facebook’s ambitious drone project designed to bring internet access to remote areas. It’s been a while since we’ve heard of any updates, but it’s nonetheless worth it to look at what Aquila entails in this overview.

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Dec 20, 2017

UNICEF

Unifly set up the first Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) system in Africa in support of UNICEF's humanitarian drone corridor in Malawi

At AUVSI Xponential in Denver, drones are everywhere. The global community of commercial and military leaders meet up yearly to discover and share the latest in robotics, drones and unmanned systems. This year’s edition focuses on the unmanned economy, lifestyle and the use of drones for humanitarian purposes.

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