The Filipino Aid Workers of Typhoon Yolanda A Commemorative Feature

In the Typhoon Yolanda response, global humanitarian organizations gave unprecedented attention to the information and communication needs of affected communities. They recruited Filipino humanitarian workers to do technology and communications work for international aid agencies, speaking to affected communities in their own language, piloting new innovations in the field, and taking on tremendous emotional labor. We highlight the stories of eight such local tech and communications workers here.

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