Topic: Crisis Mapping

IOM Policy Paper on Cross-border mobility and COVID-19

Further to the UN Secretary General Brief focused on COVID-19 and People on the Move, we are pleased to bring to your attention the Policy Paper issued by IOM on ‘Cross-border mobility amid and post COVID-19’.   Based on a review of presently available evidence on migration and health-related impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the brief encompasses the short and medium term challenges and selected solutions for human mobility; possible and preferred scenarios for promoting coordinated and ‘healthy’ reopening of borders and lifting of travel restrictions, and longer term recommendations for migration and health policies in …

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Call for Applications: Interdisciplinary Pressure Cooker on Risk Communication at UR2018

Are you interested in risk communication? The 2018 Understanding Risk Forum is hosting an intensive event for interdisciplinary teams to test their innovative, creative, scientific and technological skills to co-develop risk communication solutions to real world challenges facing local decision makers. The “pressure cooker” is aimed at young professionals and students (under 35) and mentors …

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Harnessing the Crowdsourcing Power of Social Media for Disaster Relief

Crowdsourcing integrated with crisis maps has been a powerful tool in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Future crowdsourcing applications must provide capabilities to better manage unstructured messages and enhance streaming data. Enhancements will also include methods of fusing information with data from other sources, such as geological data about fault lines and reports of various …

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ICCM 2013: Jus MacKinnon: Media Monitoring in support of UN-OCHA’s response to Typhoon Yolanda

Justine MacKinnon from the Standby Task Force discusses Media Monitoring and Mapping in support of UN-OCHA’s response to Typhoon Yolanda. Working with the Digital Humanitarian Network & wonderful volunteers from around the world to examine over 60 different hashtags on twitter, they collected over 1 million tweets that were then thrown to the crowd via …

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