Humanitarian ID has grown over time into a worldwide community. As of June, we counted 49,403 registered humanitarian workers from more than 2,000 organizations in 184 countries.
The humanitarian response to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis has been building up over the past six months, with hundreds of thousands Rohingya people crossing the border into Bangladesh.
Have you ever deployed to a sudden-onset emergency and noticed 2-3 people sitting in the back of a tent, eyes glued to a laptop screen?
There are a lot of acronyms to learn in the humanitarian sector, like CBPF. Country-Based Pooled Funds allow donors to pool contributions into single, unearmarked funds to support local humanitarian efforts in new and deteriorating crises.
Most of us own at least two email addresses - one for work and one personal - but it's not unusual to have many more than that, especially for responders moving frequently between operations or organisations.
Where do you go to find and share humanitarian information? Perhaps some of the sites you visit include ReliefWeb, HumanitarianResponse.info, the IASC website, or ACAPS?
Sometimes the most basic things are the hardest to do, especially in emergencies. Have you ever had to manage a humanitarian contact list in a disaster setting or a protracted crisis? We asked humanitarian responders at the UNDAC Induction Course in Switzerland how they manage their own contact lists. Find out what they had to say: