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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