Published on March 5, 2014
Reporting Live Crowdsourcing #Syria Crisis Since 2011 Taha Kass-Hout and Hend Alhinnawi @HNTracker
An Old Ghost Returns… 1st Documented Scabies (Jabal Hussein Camp) 1st Documented Hepatitis A (Za'atari Camp )مخيم الزعتري 1st Documented Polio Case in 14 Years (Deir-Ez-Zor Governorate) https://syriatracker.crowdmap.com/reports/view/3937
Traditional Humanitarian Reporting 1 2 3 4 5 Public Humanitarian practitioners Local Officials National or Regional Body World Bodies (UN, WHO, FAO, OIE) Media Relief workers, First responders, Healthcare workers, Clinicians
National or Regional Body Humanitarian practitioners Citizen & Digital Humanitarian Tracking Public Relief workers, First responders, Healthcare workers, Clinicians World Bodies (UN, WHO, FAO, OIE) Labs Local Officials
Mobile – Aggressive Momentum • Mobile makes up 15% of all Internet traffic – 30% gain from 2012 compared to 8% new Internet users – 24% of citizens worldwide share “most or everything” • ~50% of MENA internet users access the web via their mobile phones http://www.effectivemeasure.com/mena-mobile-internet-use-figures-unveiled
Citizen & Digital Humanitarian Tracking An Event Blogging Emailing Internet Chatting SMS Messaging Video/Radio Reporting Social Networking Online News Reporting Micro Blogging Internet Searching Expert Reporting
Syria Tracker ()سوريا تراكر • Crowdsource reports – >70,000 reports received • 4,300 published (<6%) – Received via • • • • Web Email Twitter @syriatracker SMS As of Nov 1, 2013 • News and social media mining – >180,000 News Articles – >80,000,000 Tweets https://syriatracker.crowdmap.com
“Syria Tracker is one of the longestrunning crisis maps…” Syria Tracker is one of the longest-running crisis maps… Reports of human rights violations are only added when they can be verified… https://syriatracker.crowdmap.com …mines through some 2,000 sources that regularly cover Syria (including pro-Assad sources) ...both USAID and the US Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance continue to integrate Syria Tracker data into their own official crisis maps and information products http://goo.gl/8iTLju
Syria Tracker continued to receive data despite the Internet blackout
Data Speaks http://goo.gl/guDNgt http://goo.gl/GFmj04 http://goo.gl/wWUWD0 http://goo.gl/7VcWtR
Data Speaks 1 in 10 deaths in Syria is a Child Gun shot, artillery, and air bombardment account for >85% of killings in Syria ~40 per 10K Population Syria Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) http://goo.gl/rUZd4X
Data Speaks • 7 in 10 children killed by explosive weapons • boys are twice as likely to be killed as girls • deliberately targeting children while waiting in breadlines or attending school, bombed in their homes • 764 have been summarily executed and tortured • 79 infants killed by small arms • 154 boys under the age of 13 killed by sniper fire – 85 under the age of 8 http://ref.ec/sf 11,420 children killed in 30 months of Syrian conflict
Data Speaks Tableau public Syria Tracker Dashboard http://goo.gl/i2y03y Interactive Syria Tracker Dashboard http://goo.gl/fGvw0q
Data Speaks Rising proportions of female killing in Syria Indiscriminate female killing Interactive Syria Tracker Dashboard http://goo.gl/fGvw0q
Data Speaks Rising proportions of targeted female killing in Syria Targeted female killing Interactive Syria Tracker Dashboard http://goo.gl/fGvw0q
Data Speaks >20% (2,106) of all female killing >24% (126) of all sniperrelated female killing >22% of all stabbingrelated female killing Geographic Targeted female killing Interactive Syria Tracker Dashboard http://goo.gl/fGvw0q
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Conclusions Combining citizen and digital diplomacy is important for improving • humanitarian tracking & response • engaging the public as participants
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