An intersectional approach to digital humanitarianism: three lessons from Lebanon
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by Jenna Imad Harb
More than seventy percent of Lebanese residents live below the poverty line. The country has the highest number of refugees per capita in the world and one of the UN’s biggest cash assistance programs. Needs of vulnerable populations continue to grow and aid practitioners continue to burn out in a context of overlapping crises, limited funding, and politicized and chaotically organized humanitarian systems. In an increasingly globalized technosocial ecosystem, humanitarians use data collection, automation, and technologies to respond and adapt.
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Image credit: Image of An informal tented settlement in the Bekaa Valley by UK Department for International Development on flickr (CC BY 2.0)