Registrations for the Humanitarian Communications and Media Roster were formally closed as of January 30, 2015 and Internews, on behalf of the CDAC Network, finalized a new management system for the roster. The management, recruitment and training is now handled through NORCAP, who have a primary mandate to handle surge capacity for all aspects of humanitarian work.
There is a collective eye-roll among my humanitarian colleagues when a new app concept is announced in a coordination meeting by a fresh-faced tech consultant on loan from Silicon Valley, an ‘idea lab guru,’ an energetic representative from a Scandinavian university.
South Sudan faces a spiralling humanitarian crisis as the recent surge in fighting prevents aid agencies from providing urgent help to millions of people in need. Violence and insecurity continue in Juba and are spreading to other states despite a fragile ceasefire in a country where half the population relies on humanitarian aid, ten aid agencies warned today.