Mapping the Humanitarian aid response

A Geneva-based organization called the Global Humanitarian Assistance initiative, which appears to have been launched to help describe who is doing what in humanitarian aid, has created an interactive map (below is just a screen grab) they hope will shine a light on what is normally a fairly chaotic mess:

Many people are involved in financing, coordinating, delivering and reporting on the response to humanitarian crises, inside and outside the official system of UN agencies and international government donors. Navigating the system can be quite bewildering! We’re putting together a rough guide, based on our own mapping work – starting with a few bits of information about the main players on this illustrative ‘tube map’.

Humanitarian aid map


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Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.