Welcome to the Digital Humanitarians Network

The Digital Humanitarian Network (DHNetwork) aims to leverage digital networks in support of 21st century humanitarian response.

What others are saying

ICT4Peace Foundation suggests that the Digital Humanitarians Network are among today's leaders and innovators in the humanitarian community.

Digital Humanitarians: The Book

Patrick Meier is writing a book charting the sudden rise of Digital Humanitarians by sharing their remarkable, real-life stories, highlighting how their humanity coupled with innovative solutions is changing humanitarian response forever. Look for it spring 2015!

Activation: Ebola Health Facilities Activation

In October 2014, Médecins Sans Frontières UK and The British Red Cross (BRC) activated the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) to support information management during the ongoing Ebola crisis. Find out more here.

Activation: UNHCR - Services Advisor App

PeaceGeeks has worked with UNHCR developed an app to support the 620,000+ Syrian refugees living in Jordan to help them get better access to information on critical services provided by over 60 humanitarian organizations in over 420 areas across Jordan.
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Who are 'decision makers' during crisis?

When crisis occurs, who are the people that are making decisions to respond to crisis, how do they make decisions during crisis and how can digital humanitarians work to improve information to these communities to improve decision making and support affected communities during crisis?

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.

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.
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

Humanity Road in collaboration with Statistics Without Borders is pleased to announce the publication of a guide to help emergency managers understand social media analytics. This twenty page guide and report contains helpful tips for emergency managers. Emergency Management is a mature field of... (more)
The overflow of information generated during disasters can be as paralyzing to humanitarian response as the lack of information. Mobile phones, orbiting satellites and humanitarian UAVs each generate vast volumes of data during major disasters. This flash flood of information is often referred to... (more)
Members from the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN)have activated to support and will be sharing their unique expertise for the World Humanitarian Summit. DHN members have been mobilised by the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to support the preparation of the first World... (more)