In Syria, the ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent provide humanitarian aid in many forms, one of which is to refurbish water points. In Aleppo this became lifesaving when residents faced three weeks of water cuts during this past summer. To facilitate the access to functional water boreholes, the ICRC published a map of the water points on its Facebook page, and it went viral.

Read the rest of the story published on The Guardian and learn more about the importance of increasing and easing communication between humanitarian workers and beneficiaries to provide better services to the populations in need.

In the midst of war, where’s the water? Syrians use digital map to find out