When a severe earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, the world reacted swiftly. Supplies poured in to the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince. The problem? That’s not where the victims were. The population of Port-au-Prince fell by nearly 20% in the weeks after the quake struck.
Large numbers of displaced people are common in the aftermath of natural disasters. More than a million people were forced from their homes after the Haiti quake. To effectively deliver aid, international agencies need better information about their movements.
Find out how Flowminder has taken the innovative step of using mobile phone data to track the movement of people after a crisis.