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FSD Conducting Survey on Humanitarian Drones

(shared by IDHA 12 alumna, Valeria Fabbroni)

Dear Colleagues,

Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey if you are involved in humanitarian work.

UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), also known as drones, are used more and more in various fields for imagery, transport and other purposes. Humanitarian organisations, but also actors not traditionally involved in humanitarian action have started to use these tools in humanitarian settings as well. Hopes are high that drones will strongly improve humanitarians’ capacity to assess needs, monitor changes on the ground and even to deliver relief items. At the same time, critics voice their scepticism regarding the actual usefulness of drones in humanitarian settings.

This survey’s purpose is to understand the current perception and the level of experience on the use of drones (UAVs) by staff from organisations involved with humanitarian aid or civil protection. It is part of a project run by FSD, CartONG, UAViators and Zoi Environment Network with funding from DG ECHO.

Please note that no experience with drones is needed to complete the survey, and the participation of those without any prior experience is encouraged and will contribute to the survey results.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Denise Soesilo
FSD Project Manager
Phone: +41 (0)22 907 3603

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