The State Of Open Humanitarian Data 2024
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by Sarah Telford
10m ago
In 2023, the demand for humanitarian data reached a record level as the world contended with the effects of war, climate shocks, food insecurity, displacement and disease in crises ranging from Gaza to Sudan. At the same time, data availability across priority humanitarian operations remained steady.  Our insights into data availability and use come from managing the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX), an open platform for finding and sharing data across crises and organizations. At the start of 2024, we estimate that 70 percent of relevant, complete crisis data is available across 23 ..read more
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UN Peace and Security Data on HDX
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by HDX Team
10m ago
This blog was co-written by the PSData team. The Peace and Security Data Hub (PSData) is an open data portal managed by the United Nations Departments of Peacekeeping, Peacebuilding and Political Affairs (DPPA-DPO). The Secretary-General’s Data Strategy encourages the UN family to build strong partnerships for insight and connect better with global data ecosystems. It is in this spirit that the PSData team has made all of their data available on the HDX platform, further exposing it to the humanitarian community.  As of February, there are 62 peace and security datasets on HDX. They cover ..read more
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Google Sustainability
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by Centre Team
2w ago
How AI flood forecasting can help communities in need ..read more
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HDX Year in Review 2023
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by HDX Team
1M ago
In 2023, the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) continued to deliver on its goal of making data easy to find and use for analysis of humanitarian operations. The platform was accessed by 1.4 million people in 230 countries and territories, maintaining a similar number of users over the past several years but with a 25 percent increase in the number of datasets downloaded. Below we provide a closer look at the trends from 2023 and highlight a few of the new organizations that joined our community. There are 239 organizations sharing their data on HDX. Existing and new organizations shared 1,800 n ..read more
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Lessons from the 2022 South Sudan Floods on Acting Ahead
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by Kate Katch
1M ago
Lessons from the 2022 South Sudan Floods on Acting Ahead Kate Katch ..read more
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Innovating Anticipatory Action: Lessons from the 2022 South Sudan Floods
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by Data Science Team
1M ago
Innovating Anticipatory Action: Lessons from the 2022 South Sudan Floods ..read more
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Vacancy: Data Manager – Apply by 11 December!
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by Centre Team
3M ago
Vacancy: Data Manager Centre Team ..read more
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Survey: Perspectives on Analytical Accountability
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by Centre Team
3M ago
Survey: Perspectives on Analytical Accountability Centre Team ..read more
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Displacement in Sudan: Worse than the Worst-Case Scenario
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by Seth Caldwell
3M ago
On 15 April 2023, conflict escalated across Sudan, with initial fighting around Khartoum expanding into other areas of the country, particularly Darfur. The new conflict forced more than 218,000 people to flee across borders and displaced over 730,000 people inside the country in the first four weeks of the conflict, according to OCHA. These new displacements were in addition to the almost 3.8 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Sudan, primarily concentrated in Darfur, prior to the recent escalation in violence. We worked with OCHA and IOM colleagues in Sudan to develop scenarios for ..read more
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Vacancy: Data Engineer – Apply by 26 November!
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by Centre Team
3M ago
Vacancy: Data Engineer Centre Team ..read more
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