Disaster relief via internet

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Disaster relief via internet

The following links were shared by Jwalling in a talk page, and seem to deserve a wiki entry of its own.

Sahana disaster recovery system

Sahana is a web based disaster / crisis / emergency management tool that addresses the common coordination problems from finding missing people, managing aid, volunteers, tracking camps and needs effectively between Government groups, NGOs and victims
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sahana SourceForge

Wiki for Humanitarian-ICT and Humanitarian-FOSS

"The Humanitarian-FOSS concepts and community were inspired by the Sahana FOSS Disaster Management System which was a leading example where Free and Open Source (FOSS) software was used to help alleviate human suffering during the December 2004 Asian Tsunami.
The Humanitarian ICT community consists of a global group of emergency management experts, humanitarian consultants, interested members from the NGO community and developers that strive to build applications to address the ICT needs of humanitarian problems. Currently they provide leadership on the Humanitarian-FOSS concept and the Sahana FOSS Disaster Management System. As of writing this article the members in this community amount to about 150+ people from around the world from countries such as Australia, Sri Lanka, UK, US, Germany, Thailand, Netherlands and New Zealand.
You can find out more of the background of the Humanitarian-FOSS concept and the Humanitarian-ICT community in the Wikipedia [1]."
http://www.reliefsource.org/foss/index.php/Sahana Wiki
http://www.reliefsource.org/foss/index.php/Schema:humanitarian Schema
http://www.reliefsource.org/foss/index.php/Standards Standards

Recovery 2.0: A call to convene

Let’s be honest: The web, too, was not fully prepared for the disaster of Katrina. If we’d truly learned the lessons of the tsunami and even 9/11, there was more we could have done to be ready to help.
I would like to see us convene a meeting to bring together the best of the web — software, hardware, infrastructure, media, money — to start to gather around needs and solutions. Maybe these should be a series of Meetups. Or why not convene a session around Web 2.0?
Call this Recovery 2.0.
http://www.buzzmachine.com/index.php/2005/09/05/recovery-20-a-call-to-convene/ Recovery 2.0
http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue11_5/jones/index.html Open source disaster recovery