Solving the Need for Up-to-Date Food Consumption Data in Venezuela

Problem An organization belonging to the Food Security Humanitarian Cluster in Venezuela uses data to influence decision making within the cluster. Since the beginning of the Venezuelan crisis back in 2014, this organization has been tracking and documenting the failing delivery of basic public services and the impact of the crisis on the food security

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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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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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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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