Crisis Mapping

Connected: How Albania’s new Emergency Operation Centre enables effective disaster risk management

As auxiliaries to national governments and as trusted partners, Red Cross National Societies around the world are involved in many disaster management initiatives. The Albanian Red Cross is actively pursuing the opportunities emerging from this position to connect our flood resilience work to other initiatives for wider reach and bigger impact. The Albanian Red Cross’ […]

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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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Scoping Study: Humanitarian Assistance in Urban Context

This scoping study, undertaken from October to December 2019, aims to inform priorities and actions of the German Red Cross (GRC) in relation to humanitarian assistance in the urban context. In doing so, the scoping study took stock of existing literature, tools, methods, networks and initiatives (phase 1). Building on this mapping exercise, interviews with

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Crisis Overview 2015: Humanitarian Trends and Risks for 2016

In 2012 ACAPS launched the Global Emergency Overview (GEO). Since then, we have provided a weekly global overview of humanitarian crises. The Crisis Overview 2015: Humanitarian Trends and Risks for 2016 is the first attempt to use the three years of data we have gathered for the GEO to identify long-term trends in humanitarian needs and build scenarios

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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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