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Drones in humanitarian action

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Malawi is a small country in southern Africa with a population of 14 million people who mainly rely on agriculture as a means of subsistence. In 2017, drought in the country affected more than half the population.

EU humanitarian support enables Malawian communities to build resilience against natural disasters such as floods and drought.

This EU-funded project uses drones to create maps. The maps help to locate resources such as hospitals, schools, and roads which are all vital in providing safe shelter for the population in case of a disaster. When any population is trained and aware of disaster risks and safe spaces, lives are saved.

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Last updated 17/06/2019