UNHCR begins using drones to help displaced people and refugees

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UNHCR, (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), has just announced that today they are using drones to carry out certain work related to helping displaced persons and refugees who have been forced to flee from the various persecutions that are taking place on the African continent, mainly located in countries such as Nigeria, Mali and the southern part of Sudan.

To carry out this work, UNHCR has decided to contact the Nigerian drone manufacturer Aziz kountche who has developed a drone in the shape of an airplane, officially baptized as T-800 M, designed to be able to analyze the flows of population displacements. As of today, the drone already has government authorization to take video signals and photographs at the border. With these images you can later develop a map of new refugee settlements.

UNHCR turns to Aziz Kountche to create a drone with which to map the refugee settlements.

In addition to making these maps, thanks to the images taken by these drones it is possible, in a much simpler way, to study other types of data such as assessment of the environmental impact caused by these movements. As announced, at first glance serious environmental damage caused by deforestation has been detected around the Kabelawa IDP and Sayam Forage refugee camps.

Even so, the truth is that today more than three million people have been forced to flee their homes and countries, crossing borders mainly due to persecution caused by civil wars. With all this in mind it's no wonder that surveillance drones of this kind begin to proliferateWithout going any further, the problems with Syria led the European Space Agency, together with the European Maritime Safety Agency, to create the AR5 Life Ray drone to carry out surveillance air support tasks.


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