SIMS: SURGE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

WHY IT IS NEEDED

When a disaster occurs, information is key for aid workers on the ground to make decisions. To collect collate and create  maps, manage data and visualise this information takes a lot of time and connectivity that may not be available on the ground.  Surge information management SIMS  provides either remote or field-based support to operations, according to disaster scale, complexity and impact of the event. In addition to direct operational support, SIMS also serves as a network for information management coordination and capacity building, helping improve information management standards, tools, and expertise across response operations.

HOW DOES 510 fit in?

The Surge Information Management Support (SIMS) project is a network of trained specialists who develop, coordinate and implement information management systems for global Red Cross and Red Crescent disaster response operations. When a disaster occurs SIMS is activated through the IFRC Disaster Crisis Management Surge Desk.

At 510 we are part of the many SIMS specialists, who include staff and volunteers from national societies and the IFRC, help operations leverage the power of mapping, data management and visualization tools to support decision making and enhance reporting.

WHERE WE HAVE WORKED

  • 2019 Mozambique Cyclone Idai
  • 2018 Nigeria: floods
  • 201x Indonesia: earthquake
  • 201x Uganda: pop movement
  • 201x Madagascar: cyclone 
  • 2017 Bangladesh: flood
  • 2017 IFRC: East African Famine
  • 2017 Somalia: cholera
  • 2017 Sierra Leon: Mudslides
  • 2016 Nepal: earthquake 

WHEN DID WE START

We started working as part of SIMS in 201x.

WHO WE WORK WITH

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