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UNICEF and ɸ: Earth observation and innovation for the most vulnerable

14 November 2018

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Every day, UNICEF works to help children that are victims of poverty, disease, conflict, migration and more. These problems are not only tragic, but also extremely complex. To further improve the way it works, UNICEF is taking a non-traditional approach by looking at breakthrough technology, Earth observation, big data and artificial intelligence.

At ESA's ɸ-week event, Manuel Garcia-Herranz from UNICEF Innovation highlighted the scale of the problem, "In 2017, UNICEF responded to over 300 emergencies in over 100 countries."

Source: ESA

Image credit: UNICEF Innovation - Mapping schools