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Ongoing collaboration by CartONG, Missing Maps, and MapGive, along with their communities of volunteers is supporting mapping of several refugee camps that are not mapped. Currently the organizations in charge of these camps do not have up-to-date maps on the areas in question to be able to provide humanitarian aid and ensure access to basic facilities. Once the remote mapping is completed in OpenStreetMap, the organizations in the field will add additional information about the infrastructure. Then updated maps will be created for refugee camp planning which will improve living conditions for the refugee communities.
After the deadly civil war that took place in 2013-2014, the Central African Republic (CAR) enjoyed a period of relative calm. However, tensions between numerous armed groups exploded again at the end of 2016, throwing the country into a renewed spiral of violence. The conflict raged on throughout 2017 and 2018 into 2019. Violent attacks in several locations aggravated the already dire health needs of the population, 15 percent of whom - or close to 700,000 people - are displaced. A better map of the region will help MSF teams and other humanitarian actors to understand the exact situation in the country and will allow them to make rough population estimations.
The data from this project will be used by the Red Cross to assist in forecasting future disaster impacts, by knowing in advance what is likely to be impacted and its exposure and vulnerability. The information will help implementation of early action activities to take place before a disaster strikes, contributing to reduce risk, prepare for effective response and ultimately to strengthen community resilience. For more information, please see here.