Case Studies: Mapping Drones in Humanitarian Contexts

To document the existing practice and use of drones in humanitarian settings and to understand the best use scenarios, past deployments have been evaluated and documented in short write ups. In particular, deployments by the World Bank, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, IOM, Medair and UAViators are featured. The aim is to share the learnings with the greater humanitarian community to facilitate an understanding of potential use cases and best applications. Further case studies on delivery and search and rescue drones will be available shortly. The publication of these documents is part of the DG ECHO funded Initiative on Drones in Humanitarian Action, implemented by FSD in collaboration with CartONG, UAViators, and Zoi Environment Network.

Case study: Haiti

Case study: the Philippines

Case study: the Balkans

Case study: Tanzania

Case study: Nepal