This site is the home of the Humanitarian Exchange Language initiative during it's initial development. Its purpose is to provide a location for collaboration among project stakeholders.
During a crisis response, information managers within the humanitarian community face a significant challenge in trying to collate data regarding humanitarian needs and response activities conducted by a large number of humanitarian actors. The schemas for these data sets are generally not standardized across different actors nor are the mechanisms for sharing the data. In the best case, this results in a significant delay between the collection of data and the formulation of that data into a common operational picture. Read more . . .
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