The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.In more than six decades, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of some 7,685 people in more than 125 countries continues to help some 33.9 million persons.

iRevolution is a blog that is maintained by Patrick Meier (PhD), an internationally recognized thought leader on the application of new technologies for crisis early warning, humanitarian response and resilience. The blog covers wide range of topics varying from big data to social computing and social media, and has been cited by leading international media such as the New York Times, National Geographic and New Scientist. Follow Patrick on Twitter: @patrickmeier 

PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Incorporated) is a non-profit professional association that exists to improve local news and information programming by serving public radio journalists. The organisation is committed to strengthen the skills, capacity & professional position of News Directors and foster a compelling vision of service and a sustainable business model for local public radio news & public affairs that is broadly embraced by station leaders, networks and public radio’s supporters.

The Disease Daily is created by a team of medical doctors, veterinarians, and public health professionals who believe that infectious disease news should be accessible and comprehensible to everyone. As a publication from HealthMap, The Disease Daily has access to real-time reporting of infectious disease events all over the world. While HealthMap alerts thecommunity to the outbreaks, The Disease Daily puts those alerts into context, showing readers the impact of infectious disease on policy, economics, and community.

Humanity Road, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public with critical recovery information before, during and after a catastrophic disaster. Humanity Road, Inc. and its global volunteers endeavor to provide information that is useful, timely and as accurate as possible, however, they should not be viewed as an authoritative source. Please do not rely solely on the content of this web site for emergency response decision making without verification through alternate sources.

Fatto&Diritto is the first italian online newspaper covering local, national and international news with special attention to the legal aspects. Founded in September 2011, It is run by a team of journalists and legal experts committed to deliver an accurate and independent information on a daily basis. Furthermore, it includes special focuses on culture, music, sport, health and human rights. Contacts: redazione[at]

Development Initiatives is an independent organisation which focuses on the analysis and use of data for the elimination of absolute poverty. The organisation run programmes such as the Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) programme, which works to provide better visibility of the resources available to people in humanitarian crises, and aidinfo, which focuses upon increased transparency and accountability of aid and other resources.  


Mondoweiss is a news website devoted to covering American foreign policy in the Middle East, chiefly from a progressive Jewish perspective. The blog aims to build a diverse community, with posts from many author, and committed to publish a diversity of voices to promote dialogue on these important issues as well as foster the movement for greater fairness and justice for Palestinians in American foreign policy.

Forewarned is a blog which is maintained by Ian Mannix, a former newspaper, radio news and current affairs journalist based in Australia. Ian is the author of Great Australian Bushfire Stories and Great Australian Flood Stories and currently a manager of Emergency Broadcasting and Community Development at ABC Local Radio. 

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The European Journalism Observatory (EJO) disseminates research and analysis on journalism and on the global media industry. It forges connections between journalism cultures across Europe and the U.S. and promotes dialogue between media researchers and practitioners. It brings the results of media research to the people who deal with and work in the media. 

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