natural disasters, including earthquakes, floods, storms, and more, were registered worldwide from 2010 to 2012.
people were affected by natural disasters from 2010 to 2012.
and news organizations globally were connected to HEWS, a global, multihazard watch service to support humanitarian preparedness.
When service providers bring the mobile Internet and Internet platforms to the world, organizations such as the
Humanitarian Early Warning Service
(HEWS) can help prepare communities for disaster. Two hundred and sixty institutions and news organizations have linked the platform -
- to their websites, including
the Washington Post
News, and several United Nations agencies.
HEWS promotes better and faster humanitarian analysis, warning, and response by putting a wealth of specialized data in one central location, using a single homepage map to display early warning information about multiple hazards. Through these connections, individuals around the world can be proactively informed and better prepared for natural disasters in their respective communities. This increases the likelihood of lives being saved and livelihoods preserved.
Service providers play a key role in connecting people to the information they need most. In this case, getting advanced warning of a natural disaster can save lives. As more people, data, and things are connected to the Internet of Everything (IoE), information can be turned into action. The IoE is providing more connections to current and relevant information that can lead to better emergency preparedness and response operations across the globe.