Argos, a valuable tool for humanitarian aid programs
Argos is a unique worldwide location and data collection system dedicated to studying and protecting the environment.
Because they are dependable and easy-to-use, Argos terminals are used by many humanitarian aid programs to relay crucial information from remote areas.
The United Nation’s WFP, set up an Argos program to monitor its School Feeding Program. The goal of the School Feeding Program is to improve education by encouraging enrollment and school retention in food insecure areas and vulnerable areas in developing countries. By using an Argos transmitter, an unit especially designed for this project, schools located in remote areas send monthly information via Argos including: number of children enrolled at school, pupils school attendance, number teachers, teachers attendance, the number of school days and days of distribution at school, the different types and quantity of food commodities received at the school and balance of food rations distributed. These important data are immediately available on-line and studied by International Organizations in order to provide the most valuable aid possible and where needed the most.