Philippines, 9 Dec – MapAction has deployed its final rotation of 4 mapping experts to Tacloban, who will hand over to a United Nations OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) team on 18 December. By the end of this mission, MapAction will have deployed 15 staff and volunteers to help with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda).
MapAction has had a team on the ground since before the storm struck, with the first team of two people arriving in the early hours of 8 November. Over the course of the mission, MapAction volunteers have produced a wide range of maps, including Who, What, Where maps i.e. maps which demonstrate which organisations are working where.