MapAction

Coordinating the response to Nepal earthquake

MapAction volunteers are working with the United Nations and humanitarian community to help coordinate the response to the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Our mapped products are helping to target the response to avoid gaps or duplication in the delivery of aid. We don't benefit from the DEC appeal

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 11:00 AM, 28 April 2015 to 4:00 PM, 8 May 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1126727)

Check mark Match funded

Amount raised

£9,838

Donations

100

    Category

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief

    Helping

Location

  • “Your team is doing a fantastic job. I don't know what we would do without them.”

    — Deputy Head UN OCHA re. Vanuatu deployment for Cyclone Pam

  • I have nothing but admiration for your volunteers and the work you do – simply superbly professional.

    — Dr Jim O'Brien, DFID Health Advisor, Ebola crisis

  • MapAction has made the most significant contribution to the management of humanitarian emergencies in 20 years!

    — United Nations Team Leader

Situation

Time is of the essence in the search for survivors and in supporting people affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Even after the initial search-and-rescue phase, many thousands will require humanitarian aid as they try to piece their lives back together. Responders are in urgent need of information in order to target their efforts effectively. Which areas have been searched? Where are people in greatest need? What are their priority needs and how can you reach them?

Solution

MapAction is working within the UN coordination centre at the heart of the response. As information comes in, MapAction volunteers are gathering, collating and analysing key data which they then translate into maps. This mapped analysis supports humanitarian responders to help coordinate the response so survivors get the help they need. Ultimately our mapping service aims to make the response as targeted, efficient and effective as possible.