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Welcome to the Open Crisis website: a place for crisis data scientists to find humanitarian and development data, news and ideas.

OpenCrisis manages online lists of deployments needing help and crisis data-related events, monthly townhall meetings, and skypechats to attract and create conversations between crisis data responders who aren’t part of any formal VTCs. It also creates information and training materials on crisis data related topics, is involved where appropriate in encouraging crisis data technology creation, setup and use.

OpenCrisis started as a group of UK crisismappers who wanted more people to know about crisismapping, and more crisismappers to know about data techniques – it’s now a link between people who want to help with crisis data worldwide, people with technical, data and mapping expertise, and the organisations and communities that need that help.

The Open Crisis team can be reached at @OpenCrisis

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