HandsUp Community Help Request Platform
HandsUp is an online platform that aims to connects communities affected by disasters with people and organizations that can help. In the Asia-Pacific region, the platform currently (as of June 2017) aims to help vulnerable communities in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Fiji.
Through the web-based platform, someone in a disaster-affected community can fill out a short help request form containing location and details on what is needed. In turn, helpers such as aid organizations and individuals can search for requests in their local area, based on the kind of help they are able to offer. Helpers can then message requesters privately and move forward.