The current conflict in Syria is constantly changing and hard to track. Many Syrians have fled the country and are refugees in neighboring nations, where their injuries, illnesses, births, deaths, and other usually easily trackable statistics are getting lost in the refugee camps. According to Ushahidi (http://blog.ushahidi.com/2011/05/24/syria-tracker-crowdsourcing-crisis-information/), there’s a crowdsourcing effort and reporting crimes via a new application called Syria Tracker. Reporters can report crimes via email, twitter, or voicemail. The reports are then verified by task forces and humanitarian workers to cross-validate the information in an effort to obtain a more accurate sense of the crisis in Syria and around it. Syria Tracker has documented more than 1000 crimes since it’s inception in 2011. This use of crowdsourcing is helpful in humanitarian and legal efforts, now and in the future.
14 March 2014
“Syria Tracker” Uses Crowdsourcing to Help Report Human Data
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