Sahana - disaster management application - for inclusion to repos - help reqd

Bug #271260 reported by Tree MendUs on 2008-09-17
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Feisty Backports
Fix Released

Bug Description

Licence: LGPL

Source URL:

CVS: cvs -z3 -d:pserver:<email address hidden>:/cvsroot/sahana co -P sahana-phase2
Launchpad: bzr branch lp:sahana

Project URLs:

Sahana is a Free and Open Source Disaster Management system. It is a web based collaboration tool that addresses the common coordination problems during a disaster from finding missing people, managing aid, managing volunteers, tracking camps effectively between Government groups, the civil society (NGOs) and the victims themselves.

Sahana is an integrated set of pluggable, web based disaster management applications that provide solutions to large-scale humanitarian problems in the aftermath of a disaster. Our aspirations are as follows:

   1. Primary: Help alleviate human suffering and help save lives through the efficient use of IT during a disaster
   2. Bring together a diverse set of actors from Government, Emergency Management, NGOs, INGOs, spontaneous volunteers and victims themselves in responding effectively to a disaster
   3. Empower the victims, responders, volunteer to better enable them to help themselves and others
   4. Protect victim data and reduce the opportunity for data abuse
   5. Provide a Free and Open Source solution end-to-end available to everyone

With the above aspirations, the main applications built into Sahana and problems they address so far are as follows:

   1. Missing Person Registry - Helping to reduce trauma by effectively finding missing persons
   2. Organization Registry - Coordinating and balancing the distribution of relief organizations in the affected areas and connecting relief groups allowing them to operate as one
   3. Request Management System - Registering and Tracking all incoming requests for support and relief upto fulfillment and helping donors connect to relief requirements
   4. Camp Registry - Tracking the location and numbers of victims in the various camps and temporary shelters setup all around the affected area
   5. Volunteer Management - Coordinate the contact info, skills, assignments and availability of volunteers and responders
   6. Inventory Management - Tracking the location, quantities, expiry of supplies stored for utilization in a disaster
   7. Situation Awareness - Providing a GIS overview of the situation at hand for the benefit of the decision makers

Current Deployments
Sahana has currently been deployed successfully in the following places:

   1. Tsunami - Sri Lanka 2005 - Officially deployed in the CNO for the Government of Sri Lanka
   2. AsianQuake - Pakistan 2005 - Officially deployed within with NADRA for the Government of Pakistan
   3. Southern Leyte Mudslide Disaster - Philippines 2006 - Officially deployed with the NDCC and ODC for the Government of Philippines
   4. Sarvodaya - Sri Lanka 2006 - Deployed for Sri Lanka's largest NGO
   5. Terre des Hommes - Sri Lanka 2006 - Deployed with new Child Protection Module
   6. Yogjarkata Earthquake - Indonesia 2006 - Deployed by ACS, urRemote and Indonesian whitewater association and Indonesian Rescue Source

License: Free and Open Source

description: updated
Changed in gutsy-backports:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in feisty-backports:
status: New → Incomplete
Tim McNamara (tim-clicks) wrote :
summary: - [needs-packaging] Sahana - web based Disaster Management system using
- plugins, maps - Excellent URGENT - Life Saver Now !!
+ Sahana - disaster management application - for inclusion to repos, deb
+ uploaded

Will be uploading to REVU, etc

description: updated
Changed in ubuntu:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
summary: - Sahana - disaster management application - for inclusion to repos, deb
- uploaded
+ Sahana - disaster management application - for inclusion to repos - help
+ reqd
Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Unfortunately we need the source packages for review.

Could you get in touch with the Ubuntu NGO team - we're interested in packaging this as well!

Changed in feisty-backports:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in gutsy-backports:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Closing the backports tasks as there is no package in Ubuntu yet that could be backported.

Tim McNamara (tim-clicks) wrote :

Hi Daniel,

This app is written in PHP, so there is no source vs binary package. The gzip above is a direct link to the lastest stable release.

bzr branch lp:sahana will download the trunk.

nursix ( wrote :

This applies to Sahana-, no milestone registered for that

Changed in sahana:
assignee: nobody → Tim McNamara (tim-clicks)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in sahana:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in s3:
status: Triaged → Invalid
Changed in ubuntu:
assignee: Tim McNamara (tim-clicks) → nobody
Changed in s3:
assignee: Tim McNamara (tim-clicks) → nobody
Changed in debian:
status: New → Fix Released
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