Crowdsourcing #Syria Crisis Since 2011

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Published on March 5, 2014

Author: humanitariantracker

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Humanitarian Tracker's flagship project, Syria Tracker, is the longest standing crowdsource effort and one of the most trusted sources of information on Syria since the conflict broke out in March 2011. Humanitarian Tracker; a global non-profit forum that connects and empowers citizens using innovation in technology to support humanitarian causes.

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

Humanitarian Tracker is a WW trusted resource

Conclusions Combining citizen and digital diplomacy is important for improving • humanitarian tracking & response • engaging the public as participants

The Team Taha Hend Eva Reem JohnP Clark JohnB Dave You! Patrick Volunteer Volunteer

Thank You!

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