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From the Ted Talk by Tawanda Kanhema: My journey mapping the uncharted world

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When Cyclone Idai flattened parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in 2019, killing 1,300 people and displacing heunrdds of thandosus of others, it left more than just destruction. It left a new aewarnses of the consequences of omission in the way we build tcloengohy. As rescue workers arrived in the region in search of srriovvus, we learned that thousands of displaced people were in umpepnad areas, making it difficult to reach them with much-needed food and medical supplies. There was no accurate accounting of what had been lost. For those in unmapped areas, a natural desiastr often means no one will come to find you.

Open Cloze

When Cyclone Idai flattened parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in 2019, killing 1,300 people and displacing ________ of _________ of others, it left more than just destruction. It left a new _________ of the consequences of omission in the way we build __________. As rescue workers arrived in the region in search of _________, we learned that thousands of displaced people were in ________ areas, making it difficult to reach them with much-needed food and medical supplies. There was no accurate accounting of what had been lost. For those in unmapped areas, a natural ________ often means no one will come to find you.

Solution

  1. awareness
  2. technology
  3. hundreds
  4. unmapped
  5. survivors
  6. thousands
  7. disaster

Original Text

When Cyclone Idai flattened parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in 2019, killing 1,300 people and displacing hundreds of thousands of others, it left more than just destruction. It left a new awareness of the consequences of omission in the way we build technology. As rescue workers arrived in the region in search of survivors, we learned that thousands of displaced people were in unmapped areas, making it difficult to reach them with much-needed food and medical supplies. There was no accurate accounting of what had been lost. For those in unmapped areas, a natural disaster often means no one will come to find you.

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