Lilongwe, 6 Feb – Following our recent deployment to Malawi, MapAction has been requested to send another rotation of mapping specialists to help create a common operational picture of national needs in relation to the ongoing flood emergency.
The MapAction team will be working in partnership with the United Nations’ Information Management team in Lilongwe to help clean, verify and compile accurate data about the national response. They will in particular be responsible for creating mapped analysis and infographics to support key decision-making. Within this, MapAction will play an important role in helping to coordinate how information is shared between field teams and the main coordination centre.
According to the latest reports (4 February) from the United Nations’ Disaster Assessment and Coordination team in Malawi, over 1 million people have been affected by the floods of whom 336,000 have been displaced and are having to find shelter in temporary camps or with host families. At least 104 people are thought to have died.