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Humanitarian Assistance

Prepare, manage, and deliver effective humanitarian assistance programs with GIS

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Supporting humanitarian program management

Delivering humanitarian assistance in the sudden onset and complex emergencies of today's world requires agility in the planning and delivery of missions for all types of environments. Humanitarian organizations around the world apply Esri's tools and systems to analyze and plan missions, mobilize and implement field teams quickly, and monitor and evaluate their effectiveness and sustainability, all in real time. With GIS solutions from Esri, your missions will be prepared, managed, and delivered effectively to ensure your organization's efforts have maximum impact.​

Providing location intelligence for humanitarian assistance

Humanitarian aid organizations use GIS to help address some of their most common challenges such as determining the following:​

  • Where the needs of affected people are greatest​
  • What routes are safe for delivery and access to relief services
  • Where to prioritize recovery efforts​

Explore key humanitarian GIS initiatives

Working in partnership with the humanitarian community, Esri is focused on four key initiatives. Through these efforts, we are committed to improving how GIS and location intelligence support global and local humanitarian aid actors to help them achieve maximum impact.

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Localization of humanitarian response

Increase the capacity of local communities to leverage GIS for disaster prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.

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Disaster risk reduction through geodesign

Build more resilient, risk-informed communities and reduce vulnerability to hazards by combining geography with design and supporting anticipatory action.

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Innovation and acceleration

Accelerate the transformation of innovative technologies from aspirational to operational solutions for constantly evolving humanitarian requirements.

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Geographic thinking and geospatial strategies

Empower all stakeholders of an organization with systemwide implementations of GIS.

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Upcoming event

Learn how the federal government is using GIS to promote a deeper understanding of complex issues for effective solutions. Attend professional development workshops, learn from Esri staff, and connect with your peers.

February 13-14, 2024 | Washington DC, USA

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Humanitarian Community

View the latest GIS news, user stories, and resources for humanitarian professionals. 

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