ICIMOD: New app to improve disaster relief

“Disaster Reporting” app is now freely available in Google Play (Image: ICIMOD)

Disaster Reporting” is a new android application launched by UN-SPIDER's Nepal Regional Support Office ICIMOD and Kathmandu University, Nepal, with the aim of easing relief processes of disaster events through contributive reports of the users.

The users can select the type of disaster event and inform about the impact and damages caused, the number of people injured or the relief requirements on the field, among others. Users’ reports allow creating and updating an interactive and freely accessible map, which helps better understanding and assessing the situation.

“The app can be used by government and nongovernmental organizations for field data collection for long-term planning for rebuilding and reconstruction, disaster assessment, relief distribution and overall disaster management,” said Shashish Maharjan, the main coordinator of the application development.

The application was developed by the Geospatial Lab, Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering, Kathmandu University under the Small Scale Application Grant of the SERVIR-Himalaya programme of ICIMOD.

"Disaster reporting" can be easily downloaded from Google Play.

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10/06/2015

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