Since MapAction’s beginnings in 2003, our emergency mapping service has helped coordinate the response to over 60 different humanitarian crises including earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, floods and conflict-related crises.
MapAction is recognised as a leading provider of professional mapping services in first phase emergency response. We regularly deploy with the United Nation’s rapid response Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team – the global tool used by the international community to assist national governments when they request international assistance following a major emergency.
MapAction holds partnerships with Unicef and the World Food Programme, and we have worked in specific emergencies with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement and international NGO consortia.
Over the last three years alone, MapAction volunteers have responded to:
- Cyclone Idai, Mozambique
- Economic crisis in Venezuela
- Floods in Nigeria
- Earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia
- Super Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines
- Refugee crisis in Uganda
- Hurricanes Irma and Maria across the Caribbean
- Landslide in Sierra Leone
- Cyclone Donna in Vanuatu
- Floods in Peru
- Cyclone Enawo in Madagascar
- Wildfires in Chile
- Conflict in Nigeria
- Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, Jamaica and the Bahamas
- Earthquake in Tanzania
- Volcanic threat in Cape Verde
- Earthquake in Ecuador
- El Nino floods in Paraguay
The contribution of MapAction services and products to the humanitarian sector is significant. Feedback about MapAction’s work from external stakeholders all over the world was incredibly positive. All commended the high quality of MapAction’s work, its service ethic and the professionalism of MapAction volunteers and staff.
Independent review on behalf of the UK Government’s Department for International Development