In 2016, the International Organization for Migration’s Missing Migrants Project recorded the deaths of nearly 7,500 migrants, more than 5,000 of whom perished in the Mediterranean. The number of migrant deaths across most regions of the world is rising and the Missing Migrants Project is the only effort to collect this data worldwide.
We are hiring a Manager for the HDX Data Lab in Nairobi, Kenya. The Data Lab serves as a front line, in-person service to the HDX platform. We started the Nairobi Lab in 2014 with a focus on providing data services to partners and helping the humanitarian community connect data from across the region. CONTINUE READING
[Excerpt cross-posted from the World Economic Forum Blog]
Written by Stephen O’Brien
Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Collecting, processing, analysing and disseminating this data is hugely challenging in crisis settings, which are marked by insecurity, unpredictability, remote access, fragile public services, and, in many cases, poor telecommunications and limited connectivity. CONTINUE READING