Finding help after disaster gets easier with Facebook

Some time back in December, Facebook had unveiled to the world what it tagged Community Help. This development came as a component of its Safety Check feature which was aimed at bringing into touch persons being inflicted with a disaster and other persons in that region willing to offer help. The way community help works, the users can reach assistance in form of transportation, food, shelter and other helps. Facebook has taken time in testing this feature in countries like US, India even in Saudi Arabia

Last year Facebook had announced to the world that Safety Check is going to get increasingly automated. The way it works is agencies responsible for reporting global crisis will disseminate alerts to Facebook who will from there try to match user posts in that region geographically.

The Community Help is rolling in is made in such a way that it is much easier to make matches after a disaster. In the region where the disaster occurred, you can see it inside the Safety Check — so after a calamity, you simply go there. But the thing is you only get this community help feature strictly in areas which had suffered the occurrence of natural disaster or a major calamity.

The feature available to persons 18 years and above would be rolled to other countries including Nigeria soonest.




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