We are excited to launch a new humanitarian data platform -- the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX). Creating a place for humanitarians to find and share data has been a long-standing goal of our community. The need has been referenced in many lessons learned and policy papers. Thanks to the engagement of early users, the commitment of our donors and the support of critical partners, we have made an initial step forward.
In February, the UN's Humanitarian & Development chiefs traveled to Niger to raise awareness and funds for the looming food crisis and to promote long-term development. See the latest videos from their visit here.
In March 2012 USG/ ERC visited Syria. The aim of the two day mission was to urge all parties to agree on arrangements for humanitarian organizations to reach people in areas affected by fighting and violence.