MapAction

Rapid Response Fund; help where it's needed most

Your donation will enable MapAction's skilled volunteers to deploy to a humanitarian emergency within hours of an alert. Working at the scene of the disaster, they will map the needs of survivors and help coordinate the delivery of aid, so lives can be saved and suffering minimised.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1126727)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,000

Amount raised

£7,449

Donations

32

    Category

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • OtherOther

    Helping

Location

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

    — Gilbert Greenall, United Nations, Libya crisis 2011

  • Mapping support is critical to understand the situation on the ground. Without MapAction, the capacity to provide what is needed simply doesn't exist.

    — Shane Doherty, United Nations, Regional Office for Asia Pacific

  • If MapAction hadn’t been able to deploy with such speed, it would have seriously constrained the coordination and effectiveness of relief efforts.

    — Ben Negus, United Nations on MapAction's response to Typhoon Haiyan

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

    — Gilbert Greenall, United Nations, Libya crisis 2011

  • Mapping support is critical to understand the situation on the ground. Without MapAction, the capacity to provide what is needed simply doesn't exist.

    — Shane Doherty, United Nations, Regional Office for Asia Pacific

  • If MapAction hadn’t been able to deploy with such speed, it would have seriously constrained the coordination and effectiveness of relief efforts.

    — Ben Negus, United Nations on MapAction's response to Typhoon Haiyan

Situation

When a disaster strikes, the entire landscape can be transformed. The challenge for responders is to know where to start. Aid agencies quickly need to establish “where”: - Which areas have been affected? - Where are the people in most urgent need? - How can you best reach them? Every second counts in the race to save lives, making it vitally important to share this information quickly and in formats that are easy to understand.

Solution

MapAction deploys skilled volunteers to the scene of a disaster to map the needs of survivors. In the early phase of a response, our maps help coordinate search-and-rescue efforts and emergency aid delivery. In the recovery phase, they help responders meet the ongoing needs of survivors, who may be living in overcrowded displacement camps with little or no sanitation and vulnerable to disease outbreaks.