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Disaster Accountability Project

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Disaster Relief
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Immigrants & Refugees
  • International


4402 Bestor DrRockville, MD 20853 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Disaster Accountability Project saves lives and reduces suffering after disasters by maximizing the impact of preparedness, response and relief through citizen oversight and engagement, policy research and advocacy, and public education.

DAP is the leading nonprofit organization that provides long-term independent oversight of disaster management systems.

DAP engages a dedicated community to advance policy research and advocacy, promote transparency, and encourage the public to participate in oversight, community-based organizing, and discussions about disaster preparedness and relief.

Dedicated citizen oversight is necessary to ensure resources dedicated to preparedness, relief, and recovery are effectively utilized, communities are sufficiently engaged and more resilient, and best practices and lessons learned are implemented so mistakes are not repeated.

Prior to the creation of the Disaster Accountability Project (DAP), there was no dedicated, independent oversight of the agencies and organizations responsible for these critical life-saving responsibilities.


We provide independent oversight and data collection in Disasters.


Would you recommend Disaster Accountability Project?
4 reviews Write a review
by Dana O. from New York (March 23, 2021)
Great project collecting and reporting data from organizations worldwide.
by Yue Z. (May 31, 2020)
I had a great experience volunteering with Disaster Accountability Project. Ben is energetic and always devoted and helpful both for the running of the project and for team. It's really my pleasure to work with him. The tech practice in here is also good and team are helpful and open in adopting latest best practice and improving code quality.
by Abdul “Teddy” A. (February 3, 2018)
To provide valuable, beneficial experiences to your career as it relates to humanitarian causes.
by Rachel J. (September 29, 2017)
I had a great experience volunteering with Disaster Accountability Project. They were always quick to respond when I had a question and very understanding. They are doing great work!

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