To help make sense of the COVID-19 crisis ACAPS launched the Humanitarian Experts network (HEN), a contributing group of humanitarian experts based all over the world who can provide rapid information as the crisis unfolds. This report includes the first findings from HEN’s global survey launched on 6 April 2020, in which 462 have participated. Six ACAPS analysts, with technical support from Satellite Applications Catapult, cleaned, coded and summarised the HEN results. We tested our assumptions in a joint analysis session with three partners. Our findings have been grouped in five regions (Africa, Asia and Oceania, Middle East, Americas, Europe) to make it easier to digest, but contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more detailed information.