Improving humanitarian action
with data & digital
The Netherlands Red Cross‘ data and digital initiative 510 aims to help every National Red Cross and Red Crescent Society in need anywhere. Our purpose is to improve the speed, quality and cost-effectiveness of humanitarian aid by creating products and services using data and digital.
In 2023, 510 supported over 50 National Societies by providing data and digital services in the fields of Anticipatory Action, Cash & Voucher Assistance, Digital Transformation, Emergency Support and Water & Landscape, using methodologies of Human-Centred Design, Digital Community Engagement and Accountability, and Data & Digital Responsibility.
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Our thematic areas
Continue reading: A Localization Success Story from the Malagasy Red Cross Society
In the field of humanitarian aid, following the principles of localization ensures effective and context-sensitive responses to crises. Local humanitarian actors are the first to respond and often have access to areas that international actors do not. Present within communities before, during,…
Continue reading: Shelter Information Management: Innovating Rental Assistance & Hosting Assistance Programs
In the ever-evolving landscape of humanitarian aid and disaster response, the efficient management of providing access to safe and dignified shelter to those who need it is crucial to ensuring timely assistance to those in need. One groundbreaking initiative that stands out…
Continue reading: Working Together to Illustrate Multi-Hazards in Lebanon
Lebanon is no stranger to compounding crises. The country has been highly influenced by protracted regional conflict, and consequently hosts a large refugee population. On top of an already fragile socio-economic environment, exacerbated by the explosion in the port of its capital…
Continue reading: Surface-2-Storage: Using water storage data to mitigate drought risks
Climate change increasingly exerts pressure on natural resources, threatening humanity and nature. Water-related risks are an example of this: in many parts of the world, scarce and continuously declining availabilities of water cause major concerns such as drought, while in other places,…