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Bringing Twitter streams to disasters

By Madeleine Wackernagel

** UPDATE While we still manage our Twitter account, we removed the Twitter streams for disasters in July 2018.

In 2015, ReliefWeb covered 88 natural disasters, with the Nepal earthquakes the most significant. Within minutes of the first quake, on 25 April, photographs and commentary about the disaster were posted on Twitter, providing real-time updates for victims and relief workers alike, in a...