Hacking Hunger – Episode 11: Pinpointing Hunger with Mobile Phones

Published September 16, 2016

What do you do when the worst kind of hunger exists in places that can’t be reached?  When violence or natural disaster strikes vulnerable communities, good data on the hunger that often results can be hard to come by. For aid workers, knowing where food is scarce and how families are coping is crucial to alleviate suffering.

In this episode of Hacking Hunger, we’ll share a new way of mapping hunger that amplifies the voices of people in the most remote and dangerous areas of the world. We’ll hear from families directly impacted by conflict and disaster, and how the information they share saves lives.

Listen in as M.J. talks to Jean-Martin Bauer, founder of the United Nations World Food Programme’s mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (mVAM)unit, about how mobile phones in the most remote and dangerous corners of our world are changing how we understand and fight hunger.