Haiti

Bulletin d’information d’ONU-SPIDER 2/12 : Cartographie de l’externalisation ouverte

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Mar, 02/10/2012
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Crowdsource Mapping aims at an improved disaster management: The idea is to collect data from as many on-site sources as possible and translate that real-time data into maps. Being aware of the surrounding and the infrastructure, locals can render accurate geo-referenced information or comment on existing data and thereby help disaster managers expand the information they need for emergency operations.

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Haiti

OCHA led the humanitarian response to Haiti’s devastating earthquake in January 2010, which killed 217,300 people and affected 2.1 million Haitians. Tens months later, with the country still struggling to recover from the earthquake, a cholera outbreak added to Haiti’s woes.

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The Red Cross in Haiti

Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. The American Red Cross is helping to rebuild what the earthquake destroyed in Haiti and working with local communities to make them safer and healthier.

Website: http://www.redcross.org/haiti

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MapAction in Haiti

In a humanitarian crisis, relief agencies need rapid answers to questions about 'where'. Where are the greatest needs? Where are the gaps that need to be filled? MapAction is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that works in disaster zones providing frequently updated situation maps showing where relief help is most urgently needed. MapAction has run two missions in Haiti: in 2008 in response to a string of tropical storms that struck the north of the country; and in 2010 after the earthquake.

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Haiti

OCHA led the humanitarian response to Haiti’s devastating earthquake in January 2010, which killed 217,300 people and affected 2.1 million Haitians. Ten months later, with the country still struggling to recover from the earthquake, a cholera outbreak added to Haiti’s woes. While much progress has been made in helping the country recover, the requirement for strong humanitarian coordination is expected to continue. OCHA focuses on supporting the Government to identify and implement durable housing solutions and accelerate recovery efforts.

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