New mapping project to help better administer Tsunami aid delivery

New mapping project to help better administer Tsunami aid delivery

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Aid agencies involved with tsunami-recovery in Sri Lanka will soon be better able to target their resources, because of the new mapping project from the UN’s Humanitarian Information Centre (HIC) supported by aid agency World Vision.

The project will provide Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and the wider humanitarian community with a means of putting their project data onto maps of the coastal areas devastated by last year’s tsunami. Having such maps made, will assist aid workers at a glance, as to where the relief programmes are located and where there are gaps in aid delivery, reconstruction and rehabilitation.

World Vision Lanka has already begun using these mapping tools to map all its own activities in Sri Lanka, more effectively direct its program resources toward under-resourced areas and programs, and communicate with other agencies for coordination purposes.