Humanitarian Drones

Coordinating safe, ethical and efficient use of drones in humanitarian action

Drones are primarily a form of remote sensing, allowing high-resolution access to hard-to-reach areas. However, if drones are going to fulfill its humanitarian potential, then the structures, skills and knowledge that guide them cannot depend on large international agencies or rapid importation at times of crises. To evaluate how best to localize humanitarian drones for disaster response, we look at six countries with differing regulations, economic statuses, disaster risks levels, and geography.