Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies


(Ellen Ball) #1

This document analyzes how the humanitarian community and the emerging volunteer and technical communities worked together in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and recommends ways to improve coordination between these two groups in future emergencies.

“This publication from the UN and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative describes the changing landscape of disaster response in light of increasingly complex system of networks and dataflows. The fundamental rethinking of the methods of coordination and working during humanitarian operations seems a useful framework within which to think about interventions in the current Ebola epidemic.” – Camilla Hermann

UN Disaster Relief 2.0: THE FUTURE OF INFORMATION SHARING IN HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES