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Facebook announced Wednesday that it teamed up with UNICEF, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the World Food Programme and other organizations to create disaster maps that use aggregated, deidentified Facebook data when natural disasters strike.
Public policy research manager Molly Jackman said in a Newsroom post that the social network worked with the organizations to learn what types of data would be most helpful following natural disasters, adding:
After a flood, fire, earthquake or other natural disaster, response organizations need accurate information, and every minute counts in saving lives.