Magpi has been used for more than a decade in responding to disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies involving refugees and displaced persons. From the Aceh tsunami to the recent Nepal earthquakes, and from Ebola in West Africa to cyclones in Fiji, Magpi is used for data collection, staff coordination, disease surveillance and much more.
A classic example comes from Internews: they used Magpi mobile data collection back in 2011 in the Dadaab refugee camps — considered the largest in the world — to conduct interviews and better understand how information ﬂows, how it is accessed, shared and consumed including the reliability of sources, what are the existing initiatives, and what is the local media scene. More than 630 newly arrived and long-term refugees were interviewed and the assessment found that over 70% of new arrivals needed more information about registering for aid provisions and services.
And all done using the completely free basic version of Magpi!
Learn more in the case studies below.
Sullivan Global is a technology and advisory services company specializing in acquiring and providing analysis of “hard-to-get data from hard-to-reach places.” Their customers range from NGOs and aid organizations to telecommunications… Registering and Tracking Internally-Displaced Populations in SyriaRead More
Generations For Peace (GFP) used Magpi to assist with the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of its EU-funded programming in Lebanon. GFP’s volunteers in Lebanon, working alongside their local partner organisation Development for… Documenting Change to Support Youth in the Middle EastRead More
During the Ebola crisis in West Africa, Magpi was used for a wide variety of purposes, as reported in InformationWeek and elsewhere. While much of the collection of data for Ebola happened… Setting Up Real-Time SMS Reporting for Ebola in One WorkdayRead More
The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) and the Nepal Red Cross Society are together using Magpi for beneficiary registration in Nepal earthquake relief, to help manage cash distributions to people… Using Magpi to Distribute Cash in EmergenciesRead More
Internews used Magpi in the Dadaab refugee camps — considered the largest in the world — to conduct interviews and better understand how information ﬂows, how it is accessed, shared… Up-to-Date Information for Refugees and Displaced PeopleRead More