The HDX contains humanitarian data, which is described as data about the context in which a humanitarian crisis is occurring (e.g., baseline/development data, damage assessments, geospatial data); data about the people affected by the crisis and their needs; and data about the response by organisations and people seeking to help those who need assistance.
The data is shared through the Humanitarian Data Exchange website--an open platform for sharing data, launched in July 2014. A team within the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) manages HDX. OCHA is part of the United Nations Secretariat, responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. The HDX team includes OCHA staff and a number of consultants. We are based in North America, Europe and Africa.
The goal of HDX is to make humanitarian data easy to find and use for a wide range of analyses undertaken by humanitarian workers across sectors and regions.