Understanding Needs after the Haiti Earthquake

Student volunteers from MIT, Harvard, and Tufts
Partners: US Government, MIT Lincoln Laboratory and members of the humanitarian community

The Humanitarian Response Lab worked with the US Government and members of the humanitarian community to develop a multi-sectoral humanitarian needs assessment. We were part of a team that developed and deployed a four-month survey of internally displaced persons camps in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas. The resulting data identified urgent needs — such as camps with little access to shelter — and showed how the needs of those in the camps changed over time.



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March 7, 2015