Directions Magazine
Hello. Login | Register

Press Releases

Home | Submit Press Release

MapAction Deploys to South Sudan

Bookmark and Share
Monday, January 27th 2014
MapAction | Juba, South Sudan
Read More About: government, mapaction, southsudan


Juba, 24 Jan – MapAction has deployed two mapping experts to South Sudan at the request of the United Nations.

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 (as of 14 January). Aid agencies believe that the number of internally displaced people could be much higher, as insecurity and logistical constraints have prevented relief workers from travelling outside towns.

New pockets of displacement are being reported daily, making it a very difficult environment for aid agencies to plan and implement their response.

MapAction’s mapping experts will be working in partnership with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and other humanitarian responders to help assess the humanitarian impact of the violence and aid priorities. In particular, they will create a common operational picture of the locations and needs of displaced people.

Bookmark and Share

Stay Connected

Twitter RSS Facebook LinkedIn Delicious Apple Devices Android Blackberry






Recent Comments

Finding OGC WMS, WFS, WCS services

Many voices chime in to answer the question “How does one find existing services that implement OGC Web Map Service (WMS), Web Feature Service (WFS), and Web Coverage Service (WCS) interface standards these days?” 

Top Ten Stories from Esri’s International User Conference
Is This Innovation? The Latest LBS Offerings
Survey India 2014 Focused on Infrastructure Development
Takeaways from the Esri Education GIS Conference 2014
Mercury Rising: When to Expect the “Warmest Day of the Year”
The Big Four Make Big Waves in Location Intelligence
How can I use crowdsourced data?
Esri UC 2014 Plenary: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

DirectionsMag.com

About Us | Advertise | Contact Us | Web Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy
© 2014 Directions Media. All Rights Reserved