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TAG: Syria

Syrian refugees aided with Esri Survey123 for ArcGIS

February 18, 2016By

International humanitarian organization Direct Relief and Esri are in the running to win a GSMA Global Mobile (Glomo) Award. Direct Relief and Esri are among the nominees selected by GSMA from more than 900 entries worldwide. The nomination recognizes Direct Relief’s application of Esri’s Survey123 for ArcGIS app to help medical aid workers speed the triage of Syrian refugees. “GSMA... read more

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Satellite Images Shed Light on Impact of Syrian Conflict

November 10, 2014By
Photo: Xi Li and Deren Li from "Can night-time light images play a role in evaluating the Syrian Crisis?" in International Journal of Remote Sensing

The ongoing Syrian crisis, which broke out in April 2011, has been a severe humanitarian disaster, with more than 190,000 deaths since the start of the conflict. However, evaluating the ongoing crisis in Syria is challenging, because reliable and comprehensive witness reports are hard to gather in a warzone. Therefore, satellite images, as one of the few sources of objective... read more

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