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How the Red Cross is using blockchain to help disaster-prone communities

Workers of Venezuelan Red Cross stand next to trucks with logo of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) carrying humanitarian aid, at a warehouse where the aid will be stored, in Caracas, Venezuela, April 16, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins - RC1BA52F6660

The Red Cross uses technology that allows citizens to create their own local currencies with a mobile phone. Image: REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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