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Big data and humanitarianism: 5 things you need to know

... of Twitter messages in Haiti could have predicted the 2010 cholera outbreak two weeks earlier than it was eventually detected. ... Take the 2011 famine in the Horn of Africa. As early as 2010, many UN and humanitarian organizations were warning about the looming ...

Story (Top Stories) - cochranem@un.org - 27/06/2013 - 2:45pm - 0 attachments

Pakistan: Picking up the pieces in Balochistan after the rains

... a relief camp in the adjacent town of Sibi, following the 2010 floods. The families returned to their houses and started rebuilding last ... room, a latrine and a kitchen for families affected by the 2010 floods.  OCHA is one of the first humanitarian agencies to ...

Story (Top Stories) - civilif@un.org - 17/11/2011 - 11:50am - 0 attachments

Humanitarian Issues: How effective is the humanitarian aid system?

... December 2010, Haiti: Children carry jugs of water at a camp for earthquake victims, in ... increase in the number of natural disasters. From 2009 to 2010, aid organizations responded to 103 disasters. This is an increase of 10 ...

Story (Top Stories) - palanivelu@un.org - 12/09/2012 - 12:02pm - 0 attachments

Yemen: Shining a light on a hidden emergency

... London this week. The Friends of Yemen was established in 2010 to coordinate international support for Yemen and comprises 39 countries ...

Story (Top Stories) - civilif@un.org - 09/06/2014 - 4:41pm - 0 attachments

Western Union calls for other companies to fund CERF before crisis strikes

... at the ready, before crisis strikes.” In 2010, CERF – the trust fund created by the United Nations General ...

Story (Top Stories) - civilif@un.org - 04/02/2013 - 4:47pm - 0 attachments