Participating Organizations

American Red Cross

http://www.redcross.org/what-we-do

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. ARC’s network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, in the US and around the world, through five key service areas: Disaster Relief, Supporting America’s Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, Health and Safety Services, and International Services.

Australian Red Cross

http://www.redcross.org.au/

Australian Red Cross is there for people in need, no matter who they are, no matter where they live. ARC helps tens of millions of people around the world each year and cares for local communities in Australia and Asia Pacific. With millions of volunteers worldwide and thousands of members, volunteers and supporters across Australia can reach people and places like nobody else.

Crisis Commons

http://crisiscommons.org/about/

CrisisCommons seeks to advance and support the use of open data and volunteer technology communities to catalyze innovation in crisis management and global development. CrisisCommons is a global community of volunteers from technology, crisis response organizations, government agencies, and citizens that are working together to build and use technology tools to help respond to disasters and improve resiliency and response before a crisis.

Federal Emergency Management Agency, USA

http://www.fema.gov/about-agency

Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) mission is to support American citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation, the US works together to build, sustain and improve capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.

Google Crisis Response

https://www.google.org/crisisresponse/

Google Crisis Reports seeks to make critical information more accessible in times of disaster. When disaster strikes, people turn to the internet for information. They help ensure the right information is there in these times of need by building tools to collect and share emergency information, and by supporting first responders in using technology to help improve and save lives.

International Committee of the Red Cross

http://www.icrc.org/eng/who-we-are/mandate

The work of the ICRC is based on the Geneva Conventions of 1949, their Additional Protocols, its Statutes – and those of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – and the resolutions of the International Conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence. It takes action in response to emergencies and at the same time promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law.

National Library of Medicine, USA

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.

Red Helmets Foundation

http://www.casques-rouges.org/en/fondation/missions

The Red Helmets Foundation aims to facilitate humanitarian aid.

Refugees United

https://refunite.org/

Refugees United aims to directly help families reconnect with missing loved ones through a safe, secure search tool that allows for full anonymity and is free of charge.

Sahana Software Foundation

http://sahanafoundation.org/

The Sahana Software Foundation is dedicated to the mission of saving lives by providing information management solutions that enable organizations and communities to better prepare for and respond to disasters. We develop free and open source software and provide services that help solve concrete problems and bring efficiencies to disaster response coordination between governments, aid organizations, civil society and the survivors themselves.