Google Crisis Response makes critical information more accessible around natural
disasters and humanitarian crises, such as hurricanes and earthquakes. This initiative
is a project of Google.org, which uses Google's
strengths in information and technology to build products and advocate for policies
that address global challenges.
The types of activities we might initiate include:
- Organizing emergency alerts, news updates and donation opportunities, and making
this information visible through our web properties or dedicated Landing Pages
- Building engineering tools that enable better communication and collaboration among
crisis responders and among victims such as Person Finder
- Supporting responders in using core Google tools, including Google Apps and Google
- Providing updated satellite imagery and maps of affected areas to illustrate
infrastructure damage and help relief organizations navigate disaster zones
- Supporting the rebuilding of network infrastructure where it has been damaged to
enable access to the Internet
- Donating to charitable organizations that are providing direct on-the-ground relief
Google assesses the scale and scope of each disaster to determine whether and how
Google can uniquely contribute tools or content to relief efforts.
Read more about past efforts.