OCHA: “WORLD HUMANITARIAN DATA AND TRENDS
Highlights major trends, challenges and opportunities in the nature of humanitarian crises, showing how the humanitarian landscape is evolving in a rapidly changing world.
LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND: HUMANITARIAN EFFECTIVENESS IN THE AGE OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Exploring what humanitarian effectiveness means in today’s world ‐ better meeting the needs of people in crisis, better moving people out of crisis.
TOOLS FOR DATA COORDINATION AND COLLECTION
Skype and Ebola: In August 2014, members of the humanitarian community launched the Ebola IM/GIS Skype group. This platform enabled communications across agencies and countries to share best practices and the latest news during the Ebola response. Communications peaked during September, October and November when transmission rates were highest. A total of 101 organizations participated in the group. The most messages were shared on 24 October — the day Ebola was detected in Mali…(more)”
Social media and hum disasters: Typhoon Ruby
The Philippines has a large population of active social media users. Their response to Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) on December 2014 was similar to the response for Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in November 2013, with hundreds of thousands of messages posted to various sites. During the Typhoon Ruby response, approximately 700 digital volunteers classified Twitter messages during approximately 72 hours. In total, 12,628 tweets were categorized. Among the relevant tweets, over 10 per cent related to humanitarian aid and approximately 2 per cent were requests for help. Volunteers geo-located 3,555 tweets and 7,413 images to create a map showing the relationship between affected areas and social media use…(more)