We use data to address some of the world's greatest humanitarian issues.
More than two billion people use Facebook, generating data that can be used in privacy-preserving ways to help communities around the world. When data is shared responsibly with the communities that need it, it can improve wellbeing and save lives.
We use a variety of technical tools to help our partners access and use data for disaster response, health, connectivity, energy access, and economic growth. Privacy is built into all of our products by default; we aggregate and de-identify information from Facebook, and we don't share anyone's personal information.
Near real-time data on evacuations, displacement, and network connectivity access is shared with disaster response agencies.
A predictive model to map electrical distribution infrastructure, built collaboratively with publicly-available data.
Timely insights on the status of online small businesses around the world, particularly those owned by women.
Analysis of public conversations about particular topics on Facebook to help inform social outreach campaigns.
Satellite-imagery generated maps are used to improve health supply distribution, disaster response, and rural electrification planning.
Metrics that illustrate internet accessibility and inclusivity in rural communities.
Facebook Disease Prevention Maps are designed to help public health organizations close gaps in understanding where people live, how people are moving, and the state of their cellular connectivity, in order to improve the effectiveness of health campaigns and epidemic response.
Helping NetHope and the American Red Cross restore access to the internet in Puerto Rico
After Hurricane Maria, Facebook shared data that showed drops in connectivity to help NetHope’s Crisis Informatics response team install nearly 100 connectivity sites across Puerto Rico.
Population Density Maps
Improving vaccination rates in Malawi
The Red Cross Missing Maps program used population maps to streamline a Malawi-based measles and rubella vaccination campaign, deploying local volunteers only to populated areas.
Insights for Impact
Helping the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control increase treatment rates for meningitis
With ActionSprout and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Facebook analyzed public posts to effectively inform and target messaging about Meningitis treatment in Nigeria.