Direct Relief Turn Data Into Aid

Direct Relief works in over 80 countries to equip doctors and nurses with lifesaving medicines and supplies, along with essential funding for stronger health systems. Qlik has been at the heart of the organization's work since 2015. Andrew Schroeder, Vice President of Research & Analysis, explains that after the invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Direct Relief provided vital support to Ukrainians fleeing the war. By analyzing anonymized metadata from social media on mobile devices, Direct Relief understands how population densities are changing in areas receiving significant influxes of refugees. This helps the team inform itself and others about where to allocate staff, money and other assistance, turning information into aid.