Our impact

At MapAction we help protect vulnerable communities from the worst impacts of natural disasters by making it easier for humanitarians to make the right decisions. We have been involved in more than 140 emergency responses in the last 20 years.

We help decision-makers in major humanitarian emergencies to get a clearer picture of any disaster landscape and to save lives. Our work is focused and mandated to support those communities most vulnerable to natural disasters.

Check out some of our key milestones from 2023 below.

Since inception, MapAction members have trained more than 2400 disaster response personnel at 400+ disaster resilience events.

The outcome of the partnership with MapAction is a difference in the capacity within the AHA centre. Back in the day… There was no capacity and operations led by AHA were heavily supported by MapAction. The partnership with MapAction was about transferring knowledge to ERAT, (has) now got to a point where instead operations are led by ERAT and supported by AHA and MapAction is further in the background, in a very positive way.

AHA Centre personnel

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We develop tech tools and data pipelines for some of the world’s most vulnerable communities, strengthening global disaster resilience.

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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.

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MapAction holds partnerships with UNICEF, World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), and we have worked in specific emergencies with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, Oxfam and international NGO consortia.

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Below are examples of emergency responses we have been involved in (it is a non-exclusive list):