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Zalo mini app launches a new feature for emergency assistance during the stormy season

**In the face of unpredictable natural disasters, people were able to use the mini app “Vietnam Disaster Prevention” on Zalo to receive timely warnings of risks. Because I saw this information from (VTV)( in-mua-mua-bao-20230715222947065.htm) is quite useful, so (24h Technology)( share for your readers.** Mini app made by Standing Office The National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) publishes on the Zalo platform. This is considered a new step to improve the effectiveness of natural disaster prevention and control across the country, helping people feel more secure when equipped with more emergency support tools in the face of increasingly complex natural disasters. complex. One of the most outstanding features of this mini app is “Connection of relief”, helping people receive timely response in emergency situations. People can use this feature to provide contact information, send location with description and photos for timely response by functional forces. In addition, a list of phone numbers and hotlines will be displayed on the screen so that people can contact local authorities immediately in the “Emergency Contact” feature. Particularly, the “Reporting natural disaster” feature allows users to send to the authorities the status, potential risk or disaster situation in the living area. Through the information provided, local authorities will quickly handle and overcome the consequences of natural disasters in a timely manner. In order to raise awareness about the importance of proactively preventing natural disasters, the mini app “Disaster Prevention” also helps people update their knowledge through the “Learn about natural disasters” feature. Accordingly, all information, images and skills to proactively respond before, during and after each type of disaster are presented in a consistent, scientific and easy to understand manner. Notably, this feature also arranges information buttons for ethnic minorities such as Dao, Mong, Thai, and Khmer. This is expected to contribute to improving practical efficiency, promoting community, helping people across the country, including ethnic minorities, to access and use the mini app. Using the mini app “Vietnam Disaster Prevention”, people are also quickly updated on the weather situation and emergency warnings in localities thanks to the “Disaster information” feature. The news is provided by Zalo OA page “National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention” – one of the important information bridges of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control with the people of the country. Before that, after nearly 3 years of operation, the official Zalo page of the Steering Committee has attracted more than 311,000 interested people. On average, each year, more than 120 million emergency messages are sent to people in areas affected by natural disasters, contributing to ensuring a transparent and accurate information system to the community. From the beginning of 2023 up to now, there have been 19/22 types of natural disasters across the country. Including 1 tropical depression; 27 heavy rains, floods, landslides; 148 thunderstorms, lightning, hail, 211 riverbank landslides, 137 earthquakes and 2 severe cold spells, 11 strong winds, big waves at sea… Especially this summer came early, gay. more intense and fierce than the average for many years. As of July 5, 2023, natural disasters have made 49 people dead, missing, 36 injured, and caused economic losses of more than 308 billion VND. Also this year, the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting forecasts there will be about 12-14 strong storms and tropical depressions, of which about 4-6 will affect the mainland. From July, the number of storms and thermal depressions coming over the East Sea is likely to be equivalent to the average of many years in the same period. Therefore, in addition to the close and resolute direction of the authorities at all levels, the consensus of the people in proactively responding to natural disasters is also an important factor to ensure life safety, and limit the risk of disaster. other damages caused by natural disasters. In particular, for many years, people have been used to using Zalo platform in disaster prevention, typically Zalo Connect feature, local Zalo OA pages, etc. From the above effect, Thuong Office Standing on the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) expect the mini app “Vietnam Disaster Prevention” on Zalo to be a practical new tool to help people across the country. timely warning of risks, at the same time connecting to relief, quickly receiving support from the locality. Thereby, contributing to minimizing damage to people and property, helping people transform themselves before natural disasters, from passive response to proactive prevention. What do you think about this new feature of Zalo? Readers can also refer to more models (smartphones) ( with huge batteries to comfortably surf TikTok, Instagram and other social networking platforms. Click the cam button to see details.



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