Issue Areas: Humanitarian and Disaster Relief
Drones for Disaster Response and Relief Operations

Aerial drones are one of the most promising and powerful new technologies to improve disaster response and relief operations. Drones naturally complement traditional manned relief operations by helping to ensure that operations can be conducted... + More

An Act of Faith : Humanitarian Financing and Zakat

The gap between humanitarian need and humanitarian funding is growing. The aim of this report is to shed some light on the purpose, scale and potential of Zakat for financing humanitarian response. It will provide a basis on which to open up... + More

Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2014: Data to Drive Decisions

This report is the most comprehensive analysis to date on disaster-focused philanthropy Published by Foundation Center and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, the report provides a snapshot of funding for disasters by the largest U.S. foundations.... + More

Vermont's Digital Stories: The Vermont Council on Rural Development Final Report on the Digital Economy Project

VCRD launched the Vermont Digital Economy Project to offer free support to speed flood recovery, spur economic development and job growth, and improve community resilience to disasters. The project worked directly with Vermont towns affected by... + More

Getting LES Ready: Learning from Hurricane Sandy to Create a Community-Based Disaster Plan for the Future

This report is the culmination of over 640 surveys of Lower East Side residents, 29 surveys from local organizations, and 8 focus groups and explores the LES community's experience during and after Hurricane Sandy. The report will inform a... + More

Philanthropy and Hurricane Sandy: A Report on the Foundation and Corporate Response

What was the philanthropic response to Hurricane Sandy? It is a simple question -- too simple really. Philanthropy is not a monolithic sector, but rather an immensely diverse set of private entities with different approaches to any given social... + More

SIx-Month Emergency Response Progress Report: Philippines Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan -- one of the most powerful on record -- made landfall on November 8, 2013 - with sustained winds of 150 mph, killing more than 6,000 people and leaving a path of destruction across the island nation. An estimated 2,000 health... + More

Weathering the Storm: Rebuilding a More Resilient New York City Housing Authority Post-Sandy

When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City on October 29th, 2012, approximately 80,000 people residing in over 400 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings lost many essential services such as electricity, use of elevators, heat and hot... + More

Feasibility Study: Social Protection in South Central Somalia

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition by policy makers and the international development community that longer-term social protection programming has the potential to reduce poverty and inequality and serve as a foundation upon... + More

Plan Cadre des Nations Unies Pour L'assistance au Développement du Bénin

This report Investigates on UN aid for Benin country + More