Much of the world is focused on the current Covid-19 crisis – but good works everywhere continue.  French manufacturer Parrot has donated drones, software and support to assist in human rights: most recently, for a Human Rights Watch investigation in Syria.

Assisting the Human Rights Watch investigation into ISIS atrocities in northern Syria, Parrot helped the HRW team capture aerial imagery and 3D data of the al-Hota gorge near Raqqa, a suspected mass grave site used by ISIS.

“As part of the investigation, Parrot provided ANAFI drones and on-call support for piloting and technical assistance. The dangerous terrain and steep cliffs of al-Hota made it necessary for Human Rights Watch investigators to use drones to capture imagery at the bottom of the gorge. Data captured by the drones was also used to create a 3D topographical model of the al-Hota gorge with the software Pix4D Mapper. These 3D maps may be used to further investigate below the surface of the water,” says a Parrot press release.

“Human Rights Watch is doing incredibly important work around the world,”…

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