by Denise Soesilo and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik
Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) in partnership with Zoï Environment Network, CartONG and UAViators, 2016
The first of its kind, this survey measures perceptions of the use of drones in humanitarian action. A majority of survey respondents expressed confidence that drones have the potential to strengthen humanitarian work, and that drones can greatly enhance the speed and quality of localized needs assessments, while a significant minority viewed the use of drones in humanitarian work unfavourably. Importantly only roughly one in ten respondents had actual experience with drones in humanitarian settings.