How DHN works

This network-of-networks aims to form a consortium of Volunteer & Technical Communities (V&TCs) who can provide an interface between formal, professional humanitarian organizations and informal yet skilled-and-agile volunteer & technical networks.

What we do

Real-time monitoring of mainstream and social media, rapid geo-location of event-data and infrastructure data, creation of live crisis maps for decision support, data development and cleaning, GIS and big data analysis, satellite imagery tagging and tracing and time-sensitive web-based research.
Organizations working in this space can apply to become members. Find out how here.
When disaster strikes, humanitarian organizations can apply here to activate a DHN team to support response.
On volunteer & technical communities, past activations, effectively collaborating and more.

Latest News

The Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) is a network of organizations that provide information-based response and relief services to communities affected by disaster events and formal response actors directly servicing these populations. Since it was founded in 2012, the DHN has provided crisis... (more)
Digital volunteers from the Digital Humanitarian Network have been working around the clock to provide targeted support to the residents of Vanuatu, and the humanitarian teams who are providing on-site support.  The DHN was activated by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian... (more)
The spreading of simple messages, in languages that local populations relate to, makes an enormous difference in managing the devastating Ebola outbreak.    Over the past months Translators without Borders has been working tirelessly to support efforts to reduce the information gap by... (more)