Publication Details

This paper originally appeared as: Sargent, J, Deploying the Digital Aid Framework: A Non-Traditionalist View of the Intrinsic Nature of e-Business Solutions for Humanitarian Relief, ICEBE 2005. IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering, 12-18 October 2005, 642-646. Copyright IEEE 2005.


Commercial Fortune 500 companies come readily to mind in any discussion or categorization of global e- Businesses. However, organizations within the international humanitarian relief sector such as UNHCR, the UN’s refugee agency, are consistently over-looked or underestimated as global ‘e-Biz’ players. This paper acts as a primer for the principles of e-Business for humanitarian relief by presenting deployment examples of traditional e-Business processes in non-traditional contexts; refugee and Internally Displaced Person (IDP) crises. Preliminary research indicates such illustrated indicative examples detailed in the Digital Aid Framework have potential for easy adoption and integration into future humanitarian (refugee & IDP) relief interventions.