UK: MapAction, a non-governmental organisation that specialises in providing mapping for humanitarian emergencies, recently celebrated the charity’s latest achievements, including its response to Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. The event was attended by MapAction’s patron, Prince Harry.
After listening to volunteers’ moving accounts of their experience, Prince Harry said, “I’m sure everyone here will share my admiration for the courage shown by MapAction’s volunteers in responding so readily to the Ebola response — this is nothing less than I have come to expect of them over my years as patron.”
“From the recent Nepal earthquake to the conflict in Yemen, our volunteers have proven time after time that they are willing to respond to increasingly unpredictable and volatile humanitarian crises. The need for our humanitarian mapping service has never been greater. We have the people and the skills to do more, but, what we lack is the funding. With the support of Prince Harry and fellow guests at our special reception, MapAction can make vital progress in rising to the challenges ahead.”
— Liz Hughes, Chief Executive of MapAction