The Humanitarian Exchange Language

HXL is a simple standard for messy data. Use HXL hashtags to speed up data processing and create interoperability across data sources.

The 30-second HXL Tutorial

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Grab a spreadsheet of humanitarian data

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Insert a new row between the headers and the data

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Add some HXL hashtags

Not sure which HXL hashtag to use? See HXL hashtags in action classifying datasets.
Then, HXLate your own spreadsheets.

See how it works

Organisations that use HXL

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