Crowdsourced Platform Saves Refugees From Drowning

Crowdsourced Platform Saves Refugees From Drowning
Technology

A new app lets users search the sea for migrants via satellite imaging

Jiwon Kim
  • 20 june 2016

Last year, an image of a three-year-old Syrian refugee shocked the world. The little boy was washed up on a beach, lying face down after he drowned from an attempt at escape. It was an accurate reflection of the reality of the Syrian refugee crisis. Many refugees have lost their lives at sea, searching for safe passage and homes. One app, called I SEA, seeks to remedy this problem through crowdsourcing.

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