AID WORKERS GET TECH BOOST

New technologies gave soldiers and journalists a big boost in Iraq. Now, some of these gadgets are helping relief workers, too.The Washington Post reports, "Refugee organizations now track displaced people with advanced databases, physicians use fast-acting 'dipsticks' to test for deadly illnesses, and throughout the humanitarian ranks, workers use satellite phones and other modern communication technologies to pinpoint relief shipments with life-saving speed and accuracy."In a separate story, the Post notes that detailed, satellite-drawn maps, prepared in part by the Defense Department's National Imagery and Mapping Agency are helping aid workers navigate through battle-scarred Iraq.

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