MapAction deploys mapping experts to South Sudan

MapAction deploys mapping experts to South Sudan

SHARE

Sudan: MapAction has deployed two mapping experts to South Sudan at the request of the United Nations. The volunteers will be working in partnership with the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs and other humanitarian responders to assess the impact of recent violence and aid priorities.

The charity, based near High Wycombe, gathers data to create maps of the location and needs of displaced people so that aid agencies can plan and implement their response. "Wide-spreading fighting has extended across the country, affecting hundreds of thousands of civilians. The crisis is exacerbating what was already a challenging humanitarian situation, with 4.4 million people requiring humanitarian assistance prior to recent violence. According to United Nations statistics, an estimated 413,000 people have been internally displaced as a result and over 74,000 more have fled to neighbouring countries,” said a spokesperson from MapAction

Source: Ports mouth