MRC and Facebook launch robust flood warning system

The Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRC) announced on Monday that it has joined Facebook in launching an initiative aimed at providing timely flood warnings and drought information to riverside communities and governments in the Lower Mekong region.

An MRC press release said the initiative is the first of its kind and will help officials adapt to using online digital systems.

Shanti Alexander, the Asia-Pacific community affairs manager at Facebook, said the social media giant was pleased to partner with the MRC to keep millions of people in the region informed about possible floods and droughts so that they are better prepared for a crisis.

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