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One standard to rule them all

by Yaelle Link on 08 Jun 2016

Since its launch in 2012, ( has helped transform a fragmented array of individual operational websites into a single, common platform, and has become a stable presence in the humanitarian arena. Starting with the Mali site in June 2012, today there are over 30 country sites and is regularly activated in new sudden-onset emergencies.

Bring on the data: we now show datasets from HDX

by Emma HOGBIN WESTBY on 25 Ene 2016

We are pleased to announce the integration of and the Humanitarian Data Exchange.

Data managers and data collection organizations are now able to upload their datasets to HDX directly, and have them appear automatically on This means it’s now faster to get your data in front of a wider audience.’s push and pull

by Khan Javed on 02 Sep 2015

When asked, many people tend to think of a as a stand-alone website aimed at in-country operational responders. But, since we released our Application Programme Interface (see Machines love to talk too), we have been busy increasing our integrations with a variety of other websites and tools.

Needs Assessment: It’s here, it’s there - it’s everywhere.

by Yaelle Link on 11 Ago 2015

Since 2009 the humanitarian community has undertaken massive efforts to coordinate and harmonize their approach on assessments: ACAPS and partners have published a lot of practical materials on how to conduct assessments.

You’ve got mail!

by Yaelle Link on 16 Jun 2015

It is our great pleasure to announce that, from today, is now offering functional email addresses to all clusters and sectors.

Launch of the space for Nepal Earthquake, April 2015

by Khan Javed on 26 Abr 2015

To help people responding to the Nepal earthquake share information, we have launched the operational website for the Nepal Earthquake. You can find contact information for other responders, see information on humanitarian meetings and search for documents, maps and data. We have also added clusters to the website so cluster focal points can upload information products and manage their own content.

Rolling out new features - our Q1 story

by Khan Javed on 16 Abr 2015

With the migration from version one to version two wrapping up in January, the team is now able to focus much more attention on introducing new features and functionality. In that regard, the first quarter has been an exciting one for us. We have started working on the requests most frequently demanded from the field and the results are starting to appear. Today we are sharing some of these new features.

  1. Improved Calendar design including a printable PDF version

Humanitarian ID contacts integrated into Philipppines

by Khan Javed on 24 Mar 2015

Shortly after the  Login integration on, the HID team travelled to the Philippines to test their application and to gather firsthand feedback from the humanitarian community. Leading up to the pilot, the team knew that integrating the Humanitarian ID Philippines contact list would be very important for the community as well as avoid both duplication and confusion (as we also provide contact list features).

Machines love to talk too: Introducing the API

by Khan Javed on 11 Feb 2015

Today we are excited to launch the “application programming interface” (API) for the platform. Using these APIs, developers can pull’s operational data and website taxonomy to build tools to support humanitarian operations and extend the functionality of the platform.

The APIs are in the beta state but stable enough for developers to build their applications on. The advance parameters provided with the API will help users filter specific data they need from the platform.

Pushing Standards

by Khan Javed on 22 Ene 2015

As the team began to work on developing our own Application Programming Interface (API) to allow others to access and interact with our content in custom ways, we knew that we needed to apply as many standards as possible.  We had already started using standards like Glide Numbers, the Financial Tracking Service appeal names & numbers, and global cluster names. However, we found a gap - standard global cluster codes that we needed.