And her pitch was straightforward: Looking for a life partner …
successful, spiritually minded, intelligent, good sense of humor, enjoys dancing and travelling. In those first weeks, she exchanged messages and a few calls with men, and even met some for coffee or lunch.
Most recently, 2,500 Iraqi Red Crescent volunteers have been providing healthcare, water, food, and sanitation to families fleeing Mosul.
Iraqis can now visit a special visa-free zone in neighbouring Iran, over the border from Basra.
The Multi-Hazard App and First Aid App provide critical early warning alerts and basic first aid instructions that can help save lives.
The apps include tools such as warning capabilities, up-to-date information on emergencies, and step-by-step instructions—including videos and illustrations—on how to respond to critical injuries.
Mobile phone use has grown rapidly in the Middle Eastern country in recent years, with 92.2% of the population covered.
Mobile phone use has been rising steadily since 2003, when services were first introduced in the country.
Now she was all by herself in a house secluded at the end of a long gravel driveway. At first, she just tiptoed around the many dating sites, window-shopping in this peculiar new marketplace. It wasn't until the fall that Amy was ready to dive in.
In Iraq, the global Red Cross Red Crescent network is preparing residents for another type of flood: one resulting from possible collapse of the Mosul dam.
The US Army Corps of Engineers assessed the Mosul dam as the “world’s most dangerous.” It sits on a foundation of soluble rock that continues to erode, making it highly unstable.
In addition to the mobile apps, the public awareness campaign is spreading these same disaster preparedness messages via traditional media, community gatherings in high-risk flood areas, and digital media.
Mobile apps are quickly becoming a valuable tool for disaster preparedness around the world—and Iraq is no exception.