The Venture Warrior Operation - Girişim Savaşçısı

The Venture Warrior Operation

Girişim Savaşçısı Mentoru Faruk Eczacıbaşı

The earthquake disaster that struck 10 provinces in the early hours of February 6, 2023, profoundly impacted us all. As Venture Warriors, we swiftly responded to the crisis, aiming to provide rapid intervention and furnish AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Authority) and NGOs with current information. To this end, we embarked on the development of our project, enkazbildirim.org. Through this initiative, we meticulously crafted an updated debris map of earthquake-affected regions, pinpointing critical areas of need to extend aid to victims trapped beneath the rubble.

We launched our platform, developed in response to the earthquake, around 6:00 p.m. on February 7th, marking the 38th hour since the disaster struck. Within 12 days, our website garnered substantial attention, reaching a total of 45,000 users and accumulating 120,000 views. It swiftly emerged as one of the most referenced sources nationwide.

Throughout this period, our system received a total of 3670 reports on rubble and urgent needs. These reports underwent verification attempts by 50 members of the Venture Warrior, resulting in a total of 8613 calls. Subsequently, these verified statements were relayed to government officials and NGOs. Additionally, 2097 visitors utilized the system to place phone calls, while 1526 users obtained directions to specific locations. Ultimately, our system facilitated the removal of 270 debris sites and the execution of 606 rescue operations. Enkazbildirim.org, as an initiative by the Venture Warrior, stands as a testament to the effective collaboration between human resources and technology, providing validated data to field teams over a 12-day period.

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