Saturday, July 29, 2017

July 2017. HumanitarianID. “Talking to Humanitarian Responders”


Sometimes the most basic things are the hardest to do, especially in emergencies. Have you ever had to manage a humanitarian contact list in a disaster setting or a protracted crisis?

We asked humanitarian responders at the UNDAC Induction Course in Switzerland how they manage their own contact lists. Find out what they had to say:


If you would like to contribute to our series “Talking to Humanitarian Responders”, get your phone cameras ready and send us a clip on how you and your colleagues manage humanitarian contact lists. We’ll do a professional editing of your video, publish it on our YouTube Channel and share it through Twitter. Here are a couple of questions we had in mind: 
  • Introduce yourself in 2-3 sentences: your name, organization, your job and the country where you work
  • Tell us about your work in the humanitarian field. What challenges do you face?
  • Describe how do you manage contact lists and how Humanitarian ID could help

Now, just a couple of technical guidelines to help us in the editing process. Don't worry, it's not complicated:
  • If you film using a smartphone, make sure you film landscape (horizontally)
  • Film the person from the shoulder upward (like in the videos we’ve already shared)
  • Try and use natural light so we can see you better
  • Make sure we can hear you; try to be as close as possible to your phone or camera. Avoid areas that have a lot of background noise
  • Try and keep your clip under 8 minutes (and don’t worry if you stumble - we’ll edit it for you)

Once you’ve recorded your clip, get in touch with us at

And … action!

Your Humanitarian ID Team 

2017. FEMA Should Disallow $2.04 Billion Approved for New Orleans Infrastructure Repairs

The latest DHS OIG report is available on our website.

FEMA Should Disallow $2.04 Billion Approved for New Orleans Infrastructure Repairs

FEMA should not have awarded the City and S&W Board the initial $785 million, or the additional $1.25 billion to complete the repairs to damaged infrastructure, because the damages were not eligible for Federal disaster assistance funding. Even though FEMA attributed the damages to the water distribution system directly to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, we concluded that FEMA did not have sufficient documentation to support its decision. In fact, evidence shows that the infrastructure was old and in poor condition even before the hurricanes.
Eligibility for FEMA funding requires that damages be the direct result of the declared disaster, and it is the applicant’s responsibility to show that the damages are disaster-related. Read Report No. OIG 17-97-D

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August 2017. CAWST Sustainable Sanitation Alliance. Survey.

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Desplácese hacia abajo para ver el texto en español
Dear Charles,

CAWST and the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance invite you to be a change-maker in the sanitation sector. Five minutes of your time and expertise will help us improve the sanitation sector's ability to deliver on the goal of "water and sanitation for all."

We want to know more about your needs for access to information, and your ideas about how to improve collaboration and information exchange.

Scroll down for details on taking the Survey Offline 
Please complete the survey by Friday, 11th August 2017.

If you have questions or need assistance, email us at:
This survey is part of a larger SuSanA project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
To take the survey Offline:
  • Click here to download the survey to your browser in English
  • Click Start Your Survey to begin.
  • Each time you click Next, the survey saves automatically so you can return later to finish
  • Click Upload Completed Survey when you have internet access.
Devenez un acteur du changement dans le domaine de l'assainissement avec CAWST et l'Alliance pour l'Assainissement Durable ! Nous vous invitons à allouer cinq minutes de votre temps et votre expertise pour aider le secteur de l'assainissement à atteindre l'objectif de "l'eau et l'assainissement pour tous".
Nous souhaiterions connaître plus précisément vos besoins en termes d'accès à l'information, et vos idées pour améliorer la collaboration et l'échange d'informations.
Vous pouvez changer la langue du l'enquête en cliquant sur l'option en haut de page

Faites défiler vers le bas pour répondre à l'enquête hors ligne 
Veuillez répondre à l'enquête avant le vendredi 11 août 2017.
Adressez-nous vos questions et vos demandes d'aide par courriel à l'adresse :
Cette enquête fait partie d'un projet plus vaste mené par SuSanA et financé par la Fondation Bill and Melinda Gates.
Pour répondre à l'enquête hors ligne :
  • Cliquez ici pour télécharger l'enquête en français dans votre navigateur.
  • Cliquez sur Démarrer l'enquête pour commencer.
  • Chaque fois que vous cliquez sur le bouton Suivant, l'enquête est enregistrée automatiquement ; vous pouvez ainsi la reprendre ultérieurement.
  • Cliquez sur Charger l'enquête terminée quand vous aurez accès à internet.
CAWST y la Alianza de Saneamiento Sostenible lo le invita a ser un agente de cambio en el sector del saneamiento. Cinco minutos de su tiempo y experiencia nos ayudarán a mejorar la capacidad del sector de saneamiento para cumplir la meta de "agua y saneamiento para todos".
Queremos saber más sobre sus necesidades de acceso a la información y sus ideas sobre cómo mejorar la colaboración y el intercambio de información.
Puede cambiar el idioma de la encuesta utilizando la barra en la parte superior de la página.

Desplácese hacia abajo para obtener detalles sobre cómo completar la encuesta sin conexión 
Por favor complete la encuesta antes del 11 de agosto de 2017.
Si tiene preguntas o necesita ayuda, envíe un correo electrónico a:
Esta encuesta es parte de un proyecto más grande de SuSanA financiado por la Fundación Bill y Melinda Gates
Para completar la encuesta sin conexión:
  • Haga clic aquí para descargar la encuesta a su navegador en español 
  • Haga clic en Inicie su encuesta para comenzar
  • Cada vez que haga clic en Siguiente, la encuesta se guarda automáticamente para que pueda volver más tarde para terminar
  • Haga clic en Subir encuesta completada cuando tenga acceso a internet