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When Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall, humanitarian responders checked into the Fiji contact list on Humanitarian ID. Gone were the days of dreaming about one common contact list where all responders could find each other as well manage their own details. Historically humanitarian contact lists were a chronic pain-point for responders. Now, Humanitarian ID has made responders’ lives a little better. Apparently, dreams really can come true…

Yet, only having a contact list solution was not enough for us. We heard your pleas to help manage email lists that you get added to and, more importantly, never removed from. Including one story of a responder still unable to remove himself from a list he was part of 10 years prior.

We have started taking steps to help this dream come true. Over the past few weeks, we have been quietly testing a subscription service feature in a couple locations. With Cyclone Winston ravaging Fiji, we arranged for those who check into Fiji to be presented with the option to subscribe themselves to the OCHA Pacific Newsletter and using HID they can unsubscribe any time they want!

Here is what the Cyclone Winston responders see once they check in (an unsubscribe option is presented on checkout and always available in the HID Dashboard):

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As mentioned earlier, we have been quietly rolling out this feature. Countries like Afghanistan, the Philippines, and Yemen have made it available to their responders. It is also available for general, non-country specific newsletters. From your dashboard, you can subscribe to newsletters such as the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), the World Humanitarian Summit, the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX), and our very own Humanitarian ID newsletter.

If you have a cluster-specific MailChimp newsletter or a Google Mailing Group you would like to integrate with Humanitarian ID, please get in touch with us at


The Humanitarian ID team

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Humanitarian ID is a centralized humanitarian contact management solution to be used in humanitarian crisis.