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3 ways big data is changing the humanitarian sector

A group of tents stands amidst the rubble after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, in this United Nations handout taken January 12, 2010. The number of U.N. military and police officials confirmed to have been killed in the Haiti earthquake now stands at 22, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday. Picture taken January 12. REUTERS/UN Photo Logan Abassi/Handout   (HAITI ENVIRONMENT - Tags: DISASTER POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY) ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - GM1E61F02PZ01

The 2010 earthquake in Haiti ushered in a new era of digital data humanitarianism. Image: REUTERS/UN Photo Logan Abassi

Luisa Meneghetti
Alumni, Geneva Hub, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
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