The localization surge

MSF used to run an ad: “The world is our emergency room.”  Snappy, no?  Raises an eyebrow or two if wiped over a photograph, say, of dusty civilians shouldering a wounded neighbour, or starving children swallowed by their swaddling.   It also raises an important challenge...

The future of Surge

A new initiative called HumanSurge aims to become the Uber or Airbnb of crisis response, but unless it can adapt to the rapidly changing landscape on the ground it is unlikely to solve the “surge” problem.   The race to get the right responders to the right...