Choose from remote and local mapping tasks below.
Central Asia is a region which is especially prone to natural disasters. Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are not just situated in an area of high seismic activity but are also more and more under stress due to the effects of climate change. German Red Cross is conducting projects using anticipatory humanitarian assistance – here on the basis of forecast information, e.g. for extreme weather events such as cold and heat waves, early action is taken to minimise the impacts of those events.
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.
We are working with the ministry of health in Velille Peru, using Kobo Collect to understand reasons for high anemia and malnutrition amongst children. This involves field level surveys identifying what drinking sources people are using (e.g. drinking from the river), whether people have access to sanitation services, and whether they are supported by the government anemia programs.
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.