The Democratic Republic of Congo has historically been home to years of civil unrest, yet the global community has little visualization into what is happening on the ground. Though humanitarian organizations and security forces do their best to respond as quickly as possible, their lack of accurate and real-time data hindered their efforts. Without the tools needed to see what’s happening on the ground, teams are essentially fighting blind.
That’s where we stepped in.
We developed the Kivu Security Tracker, a web application that displays data on incidents of violence and human rights violations perpetrated by 80 different armed groups. To ensure readability on the interactive maps and graphics featured in the app, we created a visual identity for each of the seven categories of incidents.
- Several notable organizations have incorporated the data into their work, including the US Department of State, MONUSCO (UN Peacekeeping troops in Congo) and the World Health Organization (WHO), to name a few
- 6,752 victims have been verified
- The number of verified armed groups has nearly doubled from 80 to 150 with the Kivu Security Tracker (KST)
- KST has reported and verified 50% more of the horrific murders in the Eastern Congo than the next database