This has been our busiest ever year. We asked people from across our team what their 2020 was like at MapAction. This is what they told us:
In this video, MapAction volunteer Emerson Tan gives a report from the airport on his way home from Guatemala. MapAction was mobilised to help the international response to the catastrophic impacts of Hurricanes Eta and Iota which have caused tremendous suffering across Central America, on top of the COVID pandemic.
MapAction volunteer Andreas Buchholz has just returned from Beira, Mozambique. He has put together the short video below, which gives a good sense of the scale and urgency of the international response to this major disaster.
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.
On 8-10 June 2018, MapAction held its annual disaster simulation training exercise for volunteers, recreating the chaotic atmosphere of a complex humanitarian emergency with health, food, water and sanitation insecurity in the fictional, war-torn country of Albia.