Hurrciane Katrina

The Role of Mobiles in Disasters and Emergencies

Posted by LeighJaschke on Jul 06, 2009

Coyle, Diana; Childs, Mary Beth
Publication Type:
Report/White paper
Publication Date:
1 Jan 2006

A spate of natural disasters and other emergencies during 2003-2005 has prompted new interest
in how technology can help enhance our security. This report assesses the impact that the widespread
availability of mobile phones has had on the recovery from specific disasters and atrocities, such as the
Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the summer floods in central Europe, and terrorist attacks
in Istanbul and London.