Flows of Funds for Disaster Recovery and Reduction

Disaster aids between countries and agencies also form a spatial interaction network which could help us understand the distribution of funds for disaster reduction and recovery across the world. Disaster Aid Mapper depicts disaster aid flows by disaster categories, funding organization and over the years. You may display a flow map of funds by disaster type(e.g., drought, earthquake, flood) , funding source (e.g., government, ngos, United Nations), and by year (2000 - 2010). By displaying the dollar value of aids by different agencies, disaster types and across years, one can understand the spatial, temporal and multivariate patterns of disaster aids. Tools to customize the color, size, and symbols of the flow map is also provided.

The data is acquired from the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) which is a partnership of 41 countries and 8 international organizations committed to helping developing countries reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and adapt to climate change. The data is freely available at:


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