The Internet: A Force of Injustice for the Humanitarian Community

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102A
Feb 13
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102A

Well-connected societies have always received relatively more humanitarian aid. In 1999, the international community spent three times more per capita on the conflict in Kosovo (death toll: 12,000) than in Eastern DRC (death toll: 1.7 million in the first 18 months). The internet has exacerbated this focus on wealthier and more connected populations which are in turn producing reinforcing feedback loops outside of the digital universe. Columbia Medical School professor Leslie Roberts will discuss this phenomenon, using efforts by WHO to document attacks on health care facilities in conflict to highlight possible solutions.
 

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Emma DiNapoli, [email protected]