Story Mapping for Humanitarian Crisis Response
Track: Sustainable Development
Authors: Jessica White, Andrew Schroeder
Humanitarian communication during crisis aims to frame needs and issues, report on situational changes and promote aid transparency. Story maps are becoming critical to humanitarian communication by accelerating spatial data access, promoting compelling narrative frameworks for multiple audiences, and integrating media to convey crisis dynamics. Using examples from Louisiana and Haiti in 2016, the global health NGO Direct Relief demonstrates best practices in story mapping for crisis response.