• Floods Devastate Northern Italy, Displace Thousands

    A succession of torrential downpours triggered a series of floods in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, upending critical infrastructure and leaving thousands displaced.

    CrisisReady’s latest situation report provides information on population movement throughout the region, shedding light on the patterns of displacement during the peak days of flooding.

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  • Addressing the Humanitarian Crisis in Sudan and the Critical Need for Support

    CrisisReady Co-Director Andrew Schroeder discusses the ongoing conflict in Sudan and how response organizations are addressing the urgent needs of displaced individuals, as well as the long-term challenges in a recent segment on WAMU NPR.

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  • The Risk Wildfires Pose to Health Systems in California

    An article published in the American Journal of Public Health by researchers at CrisisReady exposes the risk wildfires pose to the majority of California’s inpatient healthcare capacity.

    The study finds that half of the state’s healthcare capacity is located less than one mile from high Fire Threat Zones.

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  • Data for Good Can’t Be a Casualty of Tech Restructuring

    The data we produce in our daily lives has become integral to how public decisions are made while planning for public health and disaster responses.

    However, current restructuring in the tech industry signals that these data streams may be in jeopardy. CrisisReady’s co-directors expand on the issue.

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  • Earthquake Response in Turkey & Syria:
    Lessons, Opportunities, and Limitations

    Data have been crucial in response to the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, yet several ethical, legal, and technical challenges remain.

    CrisisReady explores the benefits and complications of using data with responders in the field.

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  • CrisisReady Co-Director Leading Research to Study Climate Change in South Asia

    CrisisReady Co-Director Caroline Buckee is leading a research project, supported by by Harvard’s Salata Institute, to study climate adaptation in South Asia. Fellow Co-Director Satchit Balsari will be joining the project as co-investigator.

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  • CrisisReady’s Framework for Transdisciplinary Translation:
    Case-studies in Response

    CrisisReady researchers present two case studies that demonstrate how the team has negotiated access to privately-held data, while balancing information security and public health utility.

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  • Event Recording:
    Responding to the Earthquakes in Turkey & Syria

    Watch the latest Data in Crises event recording, where speakers from various organizations share their experiences in responding to the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

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CrisisReady, a collaborative initiative at Harvard University and Direct Relief, advances data-driven decision-making in public health emergencies worldwide, combining analytical methods, research, and practical expertise.

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