Remote Sensing for Humanitarian Practitioners

Since 2016, WFP's Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) has collaborated with the Signal Program on Human Security & Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) in an effort to conduct food and human security analysis on displaced populations in conflict areas. Combining VAM’s agriculturalbased analysis in affected areas along with the conflict-based satellite imagery analysis conducted at HHI for the past several years, the project resulted in the monitoring and analysis of over 60 individual displaced population camps and settlements, documenting structure increase and decrease, damaged dwellings from conflict, population movements, flooding, burned agriculture, and other phenomena affected by both conflict and natural disasters in the areas in consideration.