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When a disaster strikes, the Google Crisis Response team assesses the severity and scope of the disaster, and the relevance of our tools for the situation to determine whether and how to respond.  Our responses might include: Resource pages: Web page with the most relevant emergency information and tools for a specific crisis. This might include contact information, news updates, donation links, and tools we launch for the crisis, Google Crisis Map or Google Person Finder. We’re most likely to launch pages for major global crises where we have unique content and...
The Help Earth Foundation (HEF) was created with a mission to leverage artistic content to support charitable efforts to mid-sized nonprofits and larger organizations with local offices that are working hard to make a difference in communities across the United States. The foundation’s causes are picked by HEF partners or by our associated http://AltaArtists.com In coordination with our for-profit partner, Altavoz Entmt, HEF manages the connection between artists, bands and labels and the local nonprofits they choose to give a portion of their...
Free, up-to-date maps are a critical resource when relief organizations are responding to disasters or political crises. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) creates and provides those maps.   Collaborative Maps for Humanitarian Aid Reaching those in need through maps: When major disaster strikes anywhere in the world, HOT rallies a huge network of volunteers to create, online, the maps that enable responders to reach those in need. Putting the world's vulnerable people and places on the map: Many of the poorest and most vulnerable places in the world do not exist on...
Our mission is to educate the public before, during and after disasters on how to survive, sustain and reunite with loved ones.  Humanity Road is a public charity that delivers disaster preparedness and response aid information to the global digital and mobile public, connecting those who need aid with those who can provide aid. By request, the organization can be activated by aid agencies and local communities to provide surge support for mission-specific aid information.  As part of the activation process in sudden-onset disaster, the organization can ascertain emerging actionable...
ICT4Peace aims to facilitate improved, effective and sustained communication between peoples, communities and stakeholders involved in conflict prevention, mediation and peace building through better understanding of and enhanced application of Information Communications Technology (ICT) including Media. ICT4Peace aims to facilitate improved, effective and sustained communication between peoples, communities and It also looks at the role of ICTs in crisis management, which is defined, for the purposes of this process, as civilian and/or military intervention in a crisis that may be violent or...
Info4disasters is a collective, made up of individuals and groups in place around the world, whose mission is to connect international and local relief agencies and real-time information to the people and places in a disaster situation, whether as a responder or a victim.  We are dedicated to gathering, organizing, and providing public access to life-saving information and resources.  We provide: Disaster, first aid, and human rights information via our website content and “Quick Links”; Access to Emergency Responder tools, initiatives, and response activation; and...
The International Network of Crisis Mappers (Crisis Mappers Net) is the largest and most active international community of experts, practitioners, policymakers, technologists, researchers, journalists, scholars, hackers and skilled volunteers engaged at the intersection of humanitarian crises, new technology, crowd-sourcing, and crisis mapping. The Crisis Mappers Network was launched at the first International Conference on Crisis Mapping (ICCM) in 2009. As the world's premier humanitarian technology forum, we engage 6,000+ members in over 160 countries, who are affiliated with over...
MapAction is a humanitarian mapping charity that works through skilled volunteers.  Its aim is to save lives and minimise suffering by making the response to humanitarian emergencies as efficient and effective as possible.
NetHope enables humanitarian organizations to better serve the developing world through smarter use of technology. We help our member organizations collaborate, innovate, and leverage the full potential of information and communications technology to support their causes. We focus on five key areas: Connectivity: We improve communications between organizations and field offices in remote parts of the world, where infrastructure is limited. Capacity Building: We implement tested technology solutions and conduct skills training that increases productivity in the field. Emergency Response: We...
PDC uses information, science, and technology to enable effective evidence-based decision making and to promote disaster risk reduction (DRR) concepts and strategies. The Center provides multi-hazard warning and decision support tools to facilitate informed decision making and critical information sharing, supporting appropriate and effective actions. PDC also conducts advanced risk assessments that integrate hazard exposure with socio-economic factors for...

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