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Video || Thursday, 05 December 2013

UNESCO & Souktel Keep Gaza Schools Safe, Via Mobile

Mobile Alerts System for Gaza Schools

In 2011, UNESCO staff in Gaza recruited Souktel to create an SMS alert and data collection system that warns families about conflict events near local schools. The service forms a key part of UNESCO’s Crisis and Disaster Risk Reduction project, which aims to ensure that schools are secure community spaces. In 2013, the GSMA profiled the service for its Life Stories series: Watch and learn how the service has kept tens of thousands of students safe in times of crisis.