Over the past two years, dozens of organizations used Facebook's Data for Good products to improve wellbeing and save lives. Their most profound applications include disaster preparedness projects, vaccination campaigns, and effective deployment of services during times of natural disaster.
Topline Report on COVID-19 Vaccination in the United States
This report presents data collected from January 10 to February 27, 2021 from more than 1.9 million Americans. We highlight below national- and state-level trends on self-reported vaccinations (hereafter “uptake”) and vaccine-related attitudes by key population groups to inform potential ways to combat vaccine hesitancy in the United States.
Did data make a difference? Lessons from Facebook Data for Good in 2020
Direct Relief and CrisisReady, in partnership with NetHope, has completed a review of the impact of Facebook’s Data for Good tools from the past year. This panel recording explored key use cases from 2020 and engaged debate on the implications of Facebook’s model for key 2021 issues including the global COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
Did Data Make a Difference? Reviewing the Crises of 2020 with Facebook Data for Good
Today Direct Relief, along with colleagues at Facebook, Nethope and the CrisisReady collaboration with researchers at Harvard University, is honored to release a new report on the work of Facebook’s Data for Good program from across the length and breadth of 2020.
Data for Good 2020 Annual Report
In response to the pandemic, Facebook has been part of an unprecedented collaboration between technology companies, the public sector, universities, nonprofits and others. The policies that govern delivery of vaccines, masks, and financial support can mean the difference between life and death. By sharing tools that provide real-time insights, Facebook can make decision-making on the ground just a little bit easier and more effective.
Quantifying the dynamics of migration after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
Understanding the population composition and distribution of a region affected by a major natural disaster is vital for the allocation of resources to communities in need and critical to inform mortality estimates. The utilization of social media traces, coupled with mobile phone data, could provide live estimates of post-disaster population changes in disaster-affected areas.
Many Displaced from Hurricane Laura Are Now in Path of Hurricane Delta
Hurricane Delta is set to make landfall as a Category 2 storm on the coast of Louisiana and western Mississippi on Friday, Oct. 9. This would be a serious situation under any circumstance, but for those still displaced from the last major storm in this area, Hurricane Laura, which made landfall on Aug. 26, the impact is likely to be doubly hard. According to the best available estimates roughly 8,000 homes were damaged during the impact of Hurricane Laura, and many people have yet to return.