In any humanitarian crisis, an accurate contact list is critical to help ensure an effective response. Unfortunately, managing such a contact list is nearly impossible resulting in many out-dated lists and frustrated responders. The Humanitarian ID is a service provided to the community by OCHA and provides a “self-managed” approach to contact lists. UNDAC members and FCSS partners, as responders, can simply “check-in” to any crisis and provide your locally relevant contact details for the contact list. When you leave the crisis, you simply “check-out” thereby removing your details from the contact list (and email list). The process will be painless and will only take you a few seconds. But, the new approach will save countless people the current frustration of trying to find the right contacts on outdated contact lists. For more details on how to register on the HID, watch this video: