Thomson Reuters Foundation launches Emergency Information Service

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Units of journalists are to be deployed to major disaster zones to ‘seek out, collate and disseminate life-saving information to disaster-struck populations, filling a critical gap in the chain of crisis information’under a plan launched by the Thomson Reuters Foundation today.

The Emergency Information Service (EIC) plans to have journalists on the ground within hours of a catastrophe. The foundation is working with the Red Cross in the initiative to act as a delivery partner in disaster zones.

The foundation and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) released a multimedia film ‘Surviving the Tsunami: Stories of Hope’to back the launch of EIS.

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