When people affected by a crisis post to Facebook about an incident, Safety Check may be activated. Safety Check prompts people in the crisis area to mark themselves as safe, then sends them to the dedicated crisis Page where they can ask for, or offer, help.
When Safety Check has been activated, a dedicated Facebook crisis Page that contains information about the active crisis is created to help bring people who are located in the affected areas together. People, charities and businesses can post to a specific crisis Page to find and offer help following a crisis.
See how people came together to support each other
People across the world use Facebook to connect and support each other in a crisis. Learn how you can use Crisis Response during and after a crisis to mark yourself as safe, give or find help, raise money and get information.
We've found that the most efficient way to activate large audiences in times of crisis is using the Social Good tools that Facebook has created to make it easier for charities and supporters to join forces and make impact."