Emergency response

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, anywhere in the world –   MapAction is ready to help

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Our well-rehearsed deployment model means our mapping professionals are often at the scene within 24-48 hours of a disaster striking. Even before they arrive in-country, they’ve started collecting data and information that will be crucial in helping coordinate the world’s response, and getting aid to where it is needed most.

We also provide mapping and information management support remotely if required.

Aerial assessment maps produced by MapAction, working closely with the Red Cross, Save the Children and UN OCHA in the response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, were printed and used in the field over 2000 times.

Our field teams are assisted by other team members, who provide remote support throughout the mission. This means we gain the benefit of many more pairs of hands but without the cost of deploying large teams to the field.

Our intensive training programme means all teams are always up-to-date and prepared.

As the situation on the ground evolves, our volunteers help national authorities, aid agencies and emergency teams understand the fast-changing needs of affected communities. It is challenging, but vital work.

Since 2003, MapAction has responded in country to more than 125 humanitarian emergencies, ranging from earthquakes to conflict-related crises.

The team’s work was greatly appreciated by the Government and the United Nations
Country Team, as well as by UNEP and OCHA, for the contribution it made in
identifying and assessing the immediate life-threatening environmental risks and
hazards and the initial priorities for environmental response.

The team’s work was greatly appreciated by the Government and the United Nations
Country Team, as well as by UNEP and OCHA, for the contribution it made in
identifying and assessing the immediate life-threatening environmental risks and
hazards and the initial priorities for environmental response.

The team’s work was greatly appreciated by the Government and the United Nations
Country Team, as well as by UNEP and OCHA, for the contribution it made in
identifying and assessing the immediate life-threatening environmental risks and
hazards and the initial priorities for environmental response.

“The team’s work was greatly appreciated by the Government and the United Nations Country Team, as well as by UNEP and OCHA, for the contribution it made in identifying and assessing the immediate life-threatening environmental risks and hazards and the initial priorities for environmental response.

Sebastian Rhodes Stampa, Chief, Emergency Response Section (ERS), UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, following the response to the La Soufrière volcanic eruption in April 2021