Last month, three MapAction members participated in an earthquake simulation training exercise in the Philippines.
The event was organised by the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), a global network of more than 80 countries and organisations under the United Nations umbrella. Around 500 people from 27 countries took part. The MapAction team provided maps and data to help the emergency response teams deal with the aftermath of the simulated 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Metro Manila.
MapAction’s participation in the exercise was funded by the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID OFDA).