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 the leading provider of professional mapping services in first phase emergency response. We are the only mapping provider to 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 two years alone, MapAction volunteers have responded to:
- 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
- Cyclone Winston in Fiji
- Cyclone in Yemen
- Refugee crisis in the Mediterranean
- Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
- Earthquake in Nepal
- Refugee crisis in Cameroon
- Floods in Chile
- Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu
- Floods in Malawi
- Ebola in Mali, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia
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