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Humanitarian/disaster information services

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Global MapAid

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Global MapAid (GMA), a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organisation, was formed with the aim of supplying specialist maps to humanitarian decision makers at all levels, predominantly in slow onset disasters such as famine, but also when necessary in rapid onset disasters such as a flood. Those involved in...

Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

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The Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), is an initiative of the UN to provide constantly updated news and analysis for the humanitarian community (with respect to natural and man-made disaster situations). The networks target decision-makers in relief agencies, host and donor...

Western Disaster Centre

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Based in California, the Western Disaster Centre (WDC) is a non-profit applied research institute that focusses on the use of technology to save lives and minimise economic loss from disasters. The WDC includes: 1) Institute for Search and Rescue, which works on advanced technology development...

Natural Hazards Education & Research Co-Operative (NHERC)

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Natural Hazards Education&Research Co-Operative (NHERC) provides information and educational material about disasters and how to cope with disasters. NHERC's website has links to many sites concerned with disaster monitoring and relief.

Humanitarian Information Unit (US Department of State)

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Humanitarian Information Unit (US Department of State) serves as a US Government interagency centre to identify, collect, analyse, and disseminate information to assist decision-makers and partners in preparation for and in response to humanitarian emergencies worldwide, and to promote best...

Africa Data Dissemination Service (ADDS)

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Africa Data Dissemination Service (ADDS) provides internet access to the data collected for the FEWS NET project. The FEWS NET is a multi-disciplinary project that collects, analyzes, and distributes regional, national, and sub-national information to decision makers about potential or current...

Disaster Database Project

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The Disaster Database Project is a collection of data on man-made and natural disasters around the world. Its focus is to capture critical data on events and to facilitate further exploration of incidents. As a living database, entries change as additional material on an event becomes available. It...

Disaster Center

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Disaster Center provides information on disasters with the purpose being to understand the causes of disasters and mitigate for their consequences.

FEWS NET

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FEWS NET (Famine Early Warning Systems Network) is an information management activity developed and funded by USAID. Focusing primarily on countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, FEWS NET aims to strengthen the abilities of African countries and regional organisations to improve food security by...

Heidelberg Institute of International Conflict Research (HIIK)

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The HIIK is a private organisation, dedicated to the research, documentation, and analysis of international conflicts. The HIIK was founded in 1991 to continue the work of the research project KOSIMO (Conflict-Simulation-Model) and continues to update the KOSIMO-database.