West Bank, 17 Apr – MapAction has recently concluded a mission to the occupied Palestinian territory in partnership with the United Nations. The mission aimed to strengthen national and international planning for disasters or other crises in the territory.
The complex geopolitical situation in the region makes local communities particularly vulnerable to consequences of natural disasters, such as the severe flooding experienced last year.
MapAction’s volunteer spent two weeks working with the UN team in the West Bank and Gaza to research recommendations for contingency planning and long term institutional strengthening for disaster response. Their findings were presented to the Palestinian Authority and humanitarian agencies in the region at the end of the mission.