"Not an easy job to do, in any way shape or form."
No one is forcing them to do it. I'm sure they get suitable renumeration.
Humanitarian organisations depend on internet and telecoms connectivity to conduct their life-saving work, and providing that critical service when there is none available is the job of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC). This is a global network of organisations who are on call to rapidly deploy when disaster …
I wonder what kind of security is in place (and an escape plan) is in place for the worker bees on those sites inside the warzone? Given the nature of some of the combatants on the ground, I would think this would be a high-priority target with accusations of spying for the infidels, etc...
Those computer systems are likely to be under attack by various interested parties, not forgetting spooks from all nations.
In the context of a war zone, any app or OS which slurps private data could put the aid/health workers and the folks they are helping in physical danger. Geolocation services are probably a Very Bad Idea.
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