4 March 2021
| Dataset date: July 29, 2020-November 30, 2020
This dataset updates: As needed
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into stark focus the need for data and the value of models to inform response strategies. Since March, the Centre has been working with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) to develop a COVID-19 model adapted for use in humanitarian contexts.
Access the - code repository , including all the source code scripts necessary to run the model.
View the - technical documentation and - FAQs explaining how to configure and run the source code in the repository.
Download the - methodology paper providing details on model assumptions and the main equations.
Access - [biweekly reports] (https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/16FR8owccpfIm-tspdAa4YTEwPoZKHtvI) for six countries.
Download the - OCHA-Bucky model card created according to the Centre’s Peer Review Framework.
The result is a model, named OCHA-Bucky, that forecasts the number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths over two or four weeks, at the subnational and national levels.
4 December 2020
| Dataset date: June 07, 2020-June 14, 2020
This data is by request only
In June, Ground Truth Solutions in partnership with the Iraq Information Centre (IIC) conducted its second round of phone interviews with in Arabic with 545 returnees, refugees and IDPs across Anbar, Dahuk, Erbil, Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Sulaymaniyah to understand their perspectives of the COVID-19 response.
1 May 2020
| Dataset date: April 23, 2020-April 23, 2020
This dataset updates: As needed
INFORM is a multi-stakeholder forum for developing shared, quantitative analysis relevant to humanitarian crises and disasters. INFORM includes organisations from across the multilateral system, including the humanitarian and development sector, donors, and technical partners. The Joint Research Center of European Commission is the scientific and technical lead for INFORM. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, INFORM has released a COVID Risk Index to support the specific decision-making needs of humanitarian and other organisations.
The following is an analysis that addresses key questions for humanitarian organisations by combining information from 3 INFORM products:
• The new INFORM COVID Risk Index, which identifies “countries at risk from health and humanitarian impacts of COVID-19 that could overwhelm current national response capacity, and therefore lead to a need for additional international assistance”. The INFORM COVID Risk Index is
• The INFORM Risk Index (Mid-2020 version), which identifies “countries at risk from humanitarian emergencies that could overwhelm current national response capacity, and therefore lead to a need for international assistance”. The INFORM Risk Index takes into account natural and human hazards, as well as vulnerability and lack of coping capacity.
• The INFORM Severity Index (March 2020 version) is a regularly updated model for measuring the severity of humanitarian crises globally, which brings together indicators of impact, conditions of affected people, and complexity.
11 September 2020
| Dataset date: July 27, 2020-August 09, 2020
This dataset updates: Every two weeks
DTM relies on its network of key informants and on secondary sources to provide a weekly assessment of mobility and COVID-19 preparedness at priority locations in South Sudan.
On 24 March 2020, movement restrictions have been put in place by South Sudanese (SSD) Government and its neighbours. Some border points like Renk and Kaya are reported to be near completely blocked, whilst refugees have been allowed back into SSD through places like Nimule (neighbouring Uganda [UGA]), Pagak (Ethiopia [ETH]) and Jekow (ETH). Cargo has also been largely allowed to enter South Sudan with a maximum of three passengers in trucks.