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29 Sep 2015 description
report MapAction

2009 brought long rains to Benin leading to 43 of 77 communes (districts) reporting widespread flooding, resulting in the Government of Benin requesting United Nations (UN) assistance. Initial Government figures estimated that over 2,000 families had been displaced due to the floods.

MapAction was consequently deployed as part of a United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team to provide GIS and mapping assistance.

24 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Summary: Locations of hospitals in Benin.

22 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Summary: Routes of the UNDAC assessment teams showing departements and communes assessed from 15th to 21st July. These inundated areas are derived from Mapstore (Russian Topographic Mapping). This does NOT show the current extent of flooding.

22 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Summary: Locations where potential environmental hazards might exist as defined by the Hazard Indentification Tool (HIT). Initial interpretation was conducted using Google Earth Professional and a field assessment on 21 July, 2009.

21 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Summary: Locations of hospitals in Benin against affected areas from current flooding event and population density per km2 (2002 census). Every district hospital has one ambulance.

20 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Summary: Map shows the affected communes categorised by type of damage and assessment.

20 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Summary: Military or civilian fire stations in Benin. The map shows also where fire stations have recently closed or are planned. Note that Civilian fire stations are all run with NGO and commune (la marie) support.

17 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Summary: Routes of the UNDAC assessment teams (west and north) showing departments and communes assessed. These inundated areas are derived from Mapstore (Russian Topographic Mapping). This does NOT show the current extent of flooding.

16 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Villages and other localities reported as assessed by Government of Benin by 8 July 2009, and International Federation for Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) by 10 July 2008 [sic]. Two villages reported as assessed cannot be located at this time: Akogba, Gberangon. Localities in Porto Novo summarised to Arrondissements.

15 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

SUMMARY: Map shows population density, (population per km2); based on 2002 statistics.

14 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Orientation map displaying departements boundaries, settlements and russian topographic background.

14 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Orientation map displaying departements boundaries, settlements and russian topographic background.

14 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Orientation map displaying departements boundaries, settlements and russian topographic background.

14 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Summary: Areas in south Benin which are often covered by water, including lagoonal waters and estuaries, swamps, freshwater lakes and reservoirs, and flood plain which is regularly and seasonally inundated. These inundated areas are derived from Mapstore (Russian Topographic Mapping). This does NOT show the current extent of flooding.

10 Jul 2009 description
report MapAction

MapAction's UK office received a call for the UN in Geneva on Friday morning, requesting support for the UNDAC assessment mission being mobilised to Benin. By late afternoon MapAction's team was geared up and ready to go - although the earliest available flight to the small west African country is now on Sunday. This gave the 'luxury' of an extra 36 hours to tie up final deployment arrangements.

For MapAction, deploying a team isn't just a matter of booking tickets and taxis to the airport.