The international Humanitarian Aid Organization Red Cross CICR has launched a forum to discuss the importance of technology as one of the tools used to complete tasks based mainly on speeding up relief operations. The representative of this CICR in the countries of Rwanda Christoph Sutter said that this forum aims to increase the power of technology in order to prevent disasters but through cooperation.
He says, “After the genocide against the Tutsis, it became clear that Rwanda has made significant progress in technology and communication, which is why we will cooperate with this country in every possible way.”
Sutter also emphasized that the technology helps the ICRC monitor its various relief operations on all continents of the world where he said they know what is happening in the Fiji Islands, in the United States of America and elsewhere.
In this conference attended by people from all over the world but representatives of CICR, including employees of the international technology company Microsoft, it was shown how technology helps in identifying and communicating basic information about areas in need of relief, giving an example of earthquakes It recently happened in Turkey and killed many people.
Alexandre Pinho told the media that Microsoft has an effort to develop technology but it is mainly based on humanitarian aid Chief Press Officer of the International Humanitarian Organization (CICR) in Geneva, Switzerland
Tim Grosser said that the most important thing is that technology is solving many problems and these obstacles are not missing. He said, “We need to cooperate in the current changes in society by using technology, but together we aim to provide the help that is really needed.”
This conference started on the 7th and will end on the 9th of February 2023 with the participation of countries from all continents of Africa, America, Europe, the Middle East and the Fiji Islands.
Visiting prisoners, connecting litigants, promoting human rights and training volunteers for the betterment of society are some of the core activities of the CICR.
The work of the ICRC is based on the Geneva Conventions of 1949, their Additional Protocols, its Statutes – and those of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – and the resolutions of the International Conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
By: Uwamaliya Florence