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Humanity Road’s Weekly Activity Update

In 2014, our amazing Humanity Road volunteers have monitored 166 events in 44 countries across six continents! Here is a summary of what they have done this past as well as a sneak peak at our impressive statistics for 2014.


During the past week our volunteers were monitoring:

Typhoon Hagupit/Ruby:

  • Volunteers finished their assignment in support of Typhoon Ruby with publication of the revised Social Media 3W report.  Our revised 3W (who what where) is a report of aid agencies actively reporting from social media in the Philippines.  You can download a copy at Reliefweb. If you would like to list your organization on our 3W report, submit using the following form


In 2014, our disaster desk activated for 167 events:


  • We responded to 109 events in over 44 countries and six of the seven continents.


  • We activated to monitor 57 events in 31 states.

Type of events:

  1. Earthquake (46%)
  2. Severe weather (41%)
  3. Drought, volcano, fire incidents and other events (13%)

2014 emergency response








Other activities:

  • Humanity Road and GISCorps are collaborating on a mapping project. For the next two weeks, Humanity Road will have the assistance of Leonard Olyott and Keeve Brine as GISCorps volunteers to work with our Digital Humanitarian Network ARCGIS platform online (here).  Much of the initial digital mapping work for RubyPH appears to be winding down, but there is still much to be done in terms of aggregating, classifying, compiling and publishing a final report when the mapping is completed.


Want to join Humanity Road in 2015?  Start by visiting Humanity Road’s volunteer page.