A colourful informal settlement at 3 word address soil.claps.domestic

Easily find any location

Informal settlements without addresses lack access to essential services, and places are hard to find after disasters wipe out roads and landmarks. Now that every 3m x 3m square has a 3 word address, you can find and help those in need in emergencies or natural disasters more efficiently.

Group of NGO workers using what 3 words app

Cross team coordination

It’s easy for long strings of GPS coordinates to be confused when sharing across different communication channels. A 3 word address is really simple to share over the phone, in person or on the radio in any of our 35+ languages.

flooded houses after disaster at 3 word address prickly.lids.parables

Deliver aid where its needed

From immediate post-disaster assistance to long-term recovery, 3 word addresses can be used in all kinds of humanitarian projects.

How it works