Crowdsourcing Crisis Information: Tracking the Eastern Congo Conflict / Democratic Republic of Congo
NOVEMBER 11, 2008
Via GlobalVoices , information about the ongoing crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some 1 million people have fled the province of North Kivu. From the Ushahidi blog : Welcome to Ushahidi, which means “testimony” in Swahili, where we are building a platform that crowdsources crisis information. Newsfeed here.). An interesting, and hopefully valuable, effort to mitigate the situation is the "Ushahidi" web site for reporting of incidents of violence and abuse.