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Red Cross, Nepal Telecom Firm Launch Emergency Texting Service

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The Red Cross and a Nepalese telecom firm launched an emergency texting service on Monday to send out real-time updates on aid distribution and weather warnings across the quake-hit Himalayan nation.

The free messaging service, set up by the charity and mobile network provider Nepal Telecom, will target users according to their location, offering them potentially “life-saving” information on weather and health hazards in time for the approaching monsoon. Click here for full post

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