Mapping aid for Kenya flood emergency

News and Press Release
Originally published
MapAction has completed a mission to Kenya to strengthen capacity in disaster response during the recent flood emergency that affected much of the eastern side of the country as well as neighbouring Somalia and Ethiopia. In Kenya alone, some 700,000 people were seriously affected.

MapAction deployed a team to Garissa in eastern Kenya where they staffed the government's Flood Relief Coordination Centre. The team went beyond their core mapping remit to deliver a broader package of information management and coordination services to UN agencies, Red Cross and NGOs operating in the country.

In addition to work in the field, MapAction provided technical assistance to the National Disaster Operations Centre in Nairobi, installing an IT and communications system and providing staff with training in information management topics.