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Past Activations

Vanuatu (Cyclone Pam)

Cyclone Pam Activation Request (OCHA ROP 15 March):
1. Collection locations of injured people, infrastructure damage, interrupted water supply, damaged health facilities etc. (data and crisis map).
2. Search for tweets about the storm, identify pictures and videos of damage and flooding, locate, verify and categorise the content.
3. Collect operational information into a Google Doc that captures information such as Assessments, relevant documents, relevant maps, response activities, funding info, etc.

World Humanitarian Summit (WHS)

We will need support with infographics, graphic design, animation, social media, general outreach. We would also love to showcase your members' uses of technology and share best practices. The overall goal is to improve the entire global humanitarian response system. 8-10 consultation meetings will take place in 2014 and culminating in May 2016 in Istanbul.

Uttarakhand Flood

On July 4th, the Digital Humanitarian Network received an activation request to support needs for the flood in Uttarakhand, India.   “Having worked with SEEDS India in the past, we contacted them at the onset of the floods to see how we could support their work” reported Helen Campbell with MapAction.   Due to the volume of need for identifying village data as well as organizations responding, we advised that it would be best if SEEDS India also requested activation of the DHN to support their work.  Their request was received, assessed and rapidly distr

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OCHA South Sudan: Curating Data for Disaster Prep

In June 2012 the South Sudan Humanitarian Country Team requested the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Needs Assessment Task Force (IASC NATF) to facilitate an assessment support mission to South Sudan to promote systematic use of the South Sudan Initial Rapid Needs Assessment (IRNA) tool and of the Coordinated Assessment Methodology by familiarizing humanitarian practitioners in South Sudan on the purposes and uses of it.

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