The Ground Truth to Satellite Imagery: A Premise Solution

Advancements in satellite imagery have transformed the way governments and organizations learn about changes on the ground. Satellite data’s ability to provide timely map updates has replaced the burden of utilizing field teams to map locations outside regular activities. This includes new settlements from migrating populations, damage caused by war or natural disaster, as well

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Surprising Impacts and Perceptions of COVID-19 in Brazil

The impact of COVID-19 on Brazil is immense, second only to the United States in terms of number of cases and deaths. It is the epicenter of the outbreak in Latin America with a recorded 3.9 million cases and 122,596 deaths at the beginning of September. In Brazil, half the population lives on less than

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The Premise App is Helping Venezuelans Make Money and Help Their Community

As part of the BetterTogether Challenge, also known as JuntosEsMejor, Premise Data collects information from four different states across Venezuela (Caracas, Miranda, Zulia and Tachira). The aim is to provide real-time information around basic needs and services to NGOs based in Venezuela to create a common operating picture to more effectively plan and target resources.

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Crowdsourcing Humanitarian Data for Venezuela through the BetterTogether Challenge

The BetterTogether Challenge, also known as JuntosEsMejor, was launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Inter American Development Bank in October of 2019 as a means of crowdsourcing ways to address the problems facing the crisis in Venezuela. The man-made political, social and economic crisis ongoing in Venezuela continues to result in

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What We Can Learn from Zika in the Midst of COVID-19

The World Health Organization recently declared South America the new center of the coronavirus pandemic as cases continue to rise dramatically in Brazil and other countries in the region. Several of these countries were also affected by the 2015-2016 Zika outbreak, and we were curious to see how contributors were handling the current health crisis,

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Pictures from Venezuela Reveal Current State of Health and Food Security

This blog is part of a new series on Venezuela and Humanitarian Assistance. In this blog, we aim to explore how COVID-19 is impacting access to food and healthcare in Venezuela through pictures collected by local Premise users. Both crises, a broken healthcare system and the lack of proper food security, were already in existence

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A Closer Look at the Crisis in Venezuela

Venezuela is currently the epicenter of the largest humanitarian crisis in Latin America. Once considered one of the richest countries in the region due to its oil reserves, Venezuela has moved toward the brink of economic collapse over the past two decades with conditions worsening rapidly since 2014. More recently, international organizations have been reporting

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A Roundup Of Premise’s Analysis On COVID-19 In Latin America

Coronavirus arrived late in Latin America with Brazil being the first to report a case on February 25, 2020. At this current time, the country has reported more than 370,000 cases of the virus. Brazil has one of the highest levels of cases and deaths in the region, though President Bolsonaro has been reluctant to

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Guayaquil, Guayas – Ecuador in Pictures

During late March and early April of 2020, the port city of Guayaquil in Ecuador became one of the epicenters of the novel coronavirus in Latin America. Ecuador is the 8th largest one in population in Latin America, with 17.6 million people, yet is only behind Brazil and Peru today in the total 23,240 number

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Premise Data Looks at COVID-19 in Latin America

As COVID-19 has continued its relentless march across the globe, almost every country has been touched by the virus. Premise, with its global network of Contributors, is able to monitor how people across the globe have felt and responded during this pandemic, and we have continued to monitor the situation by receiving on-the-ground feedback from

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A Visual Look at Brazil During COVID-19

Brazil has been in the international spotlight this week as President Jair Bolsonaro protested against his own government. Videos and photographs have shown a lack of social distancing occurring. President Bolsonaro has continued to prioritize the economy and has been dismissive of the virus and its severity.  The country currently has the highest number of

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