Humanitarian Support Committee
The Humanitarian Support committee is there when worldwide disasters have happened or to help refugees for example. Organizing a mapathon or collecting clothes for refugees are examples of activites they organize.
Refugee Support Committee
This is a new committee that is also one of the three international committees of our desk. The aim is to organize projects for refugees to give them social support. In this way you can help them on their way in society. Examples of projects you can think of are walking with refugees, Dutch lessons or a project in which you help them to get in touch with their family. As a committee, you have every freedom to brainstorm about ideas and to organize projects. The committee will start in September and in February (duration of six months).
Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally ‘missing’ from any map, which means first responders lack the information to provide aid in these places. Do you want to help map these vulnerable people from behind your laptop? Then this is your chance!
Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organisations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people. You will use satellite images to indicate where buildings and roads are. All you need to help is your laptop, some snacks, and maybe gather some roommates so you can map together!