"There is no such thing as a 'natural' disaster, only natural hazards." - United Nations



Daedalus embraces the philosophy of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction: “There is no such thing as a 'natural' disaster, only natural hazards.”  Natural hazards in themselves—hurricanes, floods, droughts—are not disasters.”  Rather it is the consequences of those hazards and the ability of the local community to respond to them that determine whether the event is characterized as a disaster (www.unisdr.org)  

Disaster risk reduction is an important component of that ability to respond and a central theme in Daedalus' work.  

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Humanitarian assistance extends to a broad spectrum of activities directed at attempting to satisfy human needs—often under the most trying circumstances. Most commonly, those needs arise as a result of natural or human-induced events, or a combination of both, of sufficient magnitude to cause a breakdown in a society’s ability to meet the basic needs for food, water, shelter, and the health of its population.


Events generating the need for humanitarian assistance can be either rapid onset, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and floods, or slow onset, such as drought and famine. Those events may also be viewed as complex emergencies, wherein politico-military and socio-economic instability creates or compounds the societal breakdown by adding safety and security concerns.

  • Disaster information
  • Situational awareness is the basis for informed response and current disaster information is a primary decision-making tool for Daedalus, one which will be more fully developed. For the moment, please view disaster information by clicking on the map.

  • Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and others has become a fundamental tool for organizations operating in the international arena. While the world has witnessed the importance of social media in influencing events of global importance, its application to humanitarian assistance has not been fully developed. Daedalus intends to utilize social media to gather and disseminate information and to link with other communications systems to benefit those in need.


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  • Humanitarian Principles

  • The guiding principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence, adopted by the United Nations, form the basis for international humanitarian assistance.more
  • Services, Products, and Activities

  • Humanitarian Emergency Assistance Response Teams—the HEART-Corps—consists of specially-trained and equipped personnel, who deploy to sites of humanitarian disasters, to perform quick-reaction field assessments that enable Daedalus to dispatch appropriate humanitarian assistance and response supplies.


  • Disaster preparedness and response supplies

    Daedalus' HEART-Corps product line, which will be the subject of a coordinated rollout in the near future, includes uniquely-tailored products that are geographically, culturally, nutritionally, and environmentally-sensitive relief supplies designed to address specific humanitarian needs consistent with the United Nations Cluster Approach. more

  • education and training
    Daedalus offers formal and informal education and training across the spectrum of humanitarian assistance, including: planning, disaster risk reduction, response preparation, response, mitigation and recovery. Additionally, Daedalus will offer education and training through its proprietary virtual validation and training approach.


  • professional services
    Daedalus Humanitarian provides a wide range of state-of-the-art professional services to promote civil preparedness, enhance disaster response, and integrate the requirements of daily healthcare, all supporting the primary goals of preventing loss, saving lives, reducing suffering, and mitigating further damage to affected populations. more