We are a 501c3 non profit forum that connects and empowers citizens using innovation in technology to support humanitarian causes
What drives us?
Humanitarian Tracker is a forum that connects and empowers citizens around the world by giving them a voice to tell their story.
Humanitarian Tracker is a 501c3 non profit, non-political, non-partisan effort, with no religious affiliation. We are strictly dedicated to supporting a humanitarian cause.
How do we do this?
Humanitarian Tracker offers tools, methods, and training by which citizen journalists can share reports of what they witness on the ground, worldwide, about human rights violations, disease spread, rape, conflicts, or disasters. We also tap into a wide network of professionals, media and policy makers to help share information and tackle the issue from all sides. When citizen reports are submitted, Humanitarian Tracker ensures accuracy of the reports by verifying them against either official sources or other citizen reports.
So, what does it all mean?
Crowdsourcing allows people to tell the story by reporting what is happening in their environment. By sharing text, photo or video reports from the ground, crowds can form a live map. Humanitarian Tracker also offers data mining and machine learning tools that scan sources on the web to help corroborate multiple sources of information, including: eyewitness reports, official news reports, social media (Twitter and Facebook), or blogs.
Privacy, Ethics and Security
... are VERY important to us! Humanitarian Tracker offers tools for crowdsourcing intelligence that tackles the two biggest concerns of citizen journalism, especially in a war zone: protecting the identities of its reporters and ensuring the accuracy of its reports. There are several ways that allow secure and anonymous submission of reports, while also providing tips to citizens on how to protect their identity.