Flawed and missing data about local support systems prevents the most helpful aid responses
In 2017, 335 reported disasters claimed 9,697 lives, affected 96 million people and cost $334 billion (USD).
These catastrophes destroy lives and communities. Flawed and missing data about local support systems prevents the most helpful aid responses and contributes to mismanaged resources, short-sighted decisions and waste.
Quality datasets are crucial for creating transparent, streamlined and truly beneficial disaster relief strategies, but not many exist and access to them is unequal. Reliable and actionable information is essential for providing aid that fits each situation's context and long-term future.
Rapid Response will compile and share global data via live, secure and open-source networks managed in real time, allowing cross-coordination of support teams when every second counts. Dependable evidence bases will also improve responses to future disasters.
Rapid Response believes we can do better with better information and achieve what we want most: to help.
We’re committed to saving lives and communities by partnering with organizations and governments in countries across the globe, and efficiently providing the resources and experts needed to help victims in the immediate wake of catastrophes.