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Haiyan Typhoon Response

Long-term Deployments

There are 2 long term Eden deployments in the Philippines:

Response Deployment

As well as supporting these instances, we are setting up a new instance with IOSN for Civil Society:

This is NOT in production yet and NOT ready for public dissemination yet.

I am just reworking the focus of the site.

We currently have 2 use cases for the Response phase:

  • "I want to give money or goods, where can I find one nearest me to give it to?"
    • for the General Public
  • "Matching demand with supply within a controlled vetted environment."
    • for the National Association of Transport Cooperatives and Organizations (NATTCO) have network members who are in the disaster zone and also members who wish to help out.

The site may evolve over time to add new use cases & will hopefully evolve into a longer-term Preparedness site like NYC Prepared



Work on a nice frontpage design. At a first guess, I think we want 3 big buttons on the front:

  • Donate Money
    • Provides a listing of Relief Organisations with links to Website (Avoid Phonelines, and especially Bank Accounts, to reduce fraud...leave these to the host org's website)
  • Donate Goods
    • Asks for Location & shows Drop-off points closest to them
  • Donate Time
    • Remote support?
      • YES: Provides a listing of opportunities
      • No: Shows Volunteer locations closest to them


Red Cross are interested in this data:


There will be some new code developed so some manual test cases which can be automated would be great


Perhaps we could have a simple User Guide created for the site...e.g. to be added in Help on the site

Ideas can be pulled from:


The idea that I'm working on is that people volunteer Money, Time or Goods

Money is an Organisation Need stored in the req_organisation_needs component

  • essentially we will just give people a list of Orgs which are soliciting cash & the websites they can visit to donate...there is also a Rich-text box to add extra details

Goods is a Site (currently generic org_facility) Need stored in the req_site_needs component

  • essentially we will give people a list of Sites which are accepting drop-off donations, along with direction for how to get there, opening times & a rich-text box for them to describe the types of goods they're accepting
  • later we'll add a search for 'closest'.

Time is split into 2:

  • Remote time is an Organisation Need
  • Local time is a Site Need

The basic workflow is as above

So what needs doing?

  • Custom Forms for creating Orgs/Sites with their Needs
  • Renderers for Orgs & Sites including their Needs (I think datalist will work better for the Rich text)
  • Filters
  • Location 'Nearest' Search
  • Security Policy
  • Latest Needs widget on homepage (like DRM's Latest Incidents)
  • Needs summaries per Lx
  • We almost certainly want to be able to zoom-in within an L1 to see the component L2s in the Profile Selector page (& maybe within the Profile)

Obviously there are UI design aspects too, but we can integrate what any volunteer who steps forward on that does.

Other ideas also welcomed.

e.g. I can think of an alternate workflow where Needs are all just cms_posts of type 'money', 'time' or 'goods' & we have a single 'newsfeed' of all

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