Humanity Road’s (HR’s) overall disaster response activities began on April 25th and ended on June 12th. In addition to producing general daily situation reports and conducting social media monitoring and amplification, HR was activated for five mission-specific projects.
List of Activations for Nepal:
Below is a summary of each activation followed by a summary of lessons learned.
Humanity Road volunteers self-activated on April 25, 2015 immediately following the magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake.
Goals and Objectives:
The Disaster Response objectives were to:
The Process Improvement objectives were to:
Surge Support and Collaboration Partners:
A total of 12 Situation Reports for Nepal were published. The first report, published on April 25, included links to government websites, emergency numbers, official social media accounts reporting on the event, hospital information, utility company contacts, and information on transportation infrastructure. The following 11 daily Summary Situation Reports, published between April 26 and May 5, focused on communities in need, medical and hospital needs, communications and power, aid coordination, and resources for animals. Following the Dolakha earthquake of May 12, we also published a Situation Report on India.
The situation reports were published on Humanity Road’s website, ReliefWeb, the All Partners Access Network (APAN), HumanitarianResponse.info, and were shared directly via email with NGOs, including Americares and Nethope, Cisco TACops and the Microsoft Disaster Team.