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The Open Data for Resilience project will power flood reduction measures in the Atanagalu Oya river basin with OpenStreetMap data. The river basin regularly floods, destroying crops, homes and the overall livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people. Universities and responsible government ministries will be trained in using and adding to the OpenStreetMap data collected so it can be reused for other government functions as well (urban planning, etc.).
This project directly support programs under the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, which was launched in 2005 with the goal to reduce malaria-related mortality by 50 percent across sub-Saharan Africa.
UNAIDS estimates that 25% of Botswanian adults age 15-49 are living with HIV. Francistown is the second largest city in Botswana and suffers one of the highest rates of HIV in Botswana due to the fact that it is a stopover for many travelers, both domestic and foreign. It can be difficult to reach the entirety of Francistown’s population – over 100,000 – with HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention programs.
According to the World Health Organization, children under 5 are one of the most vulnerable groups affected by malaria. Of the estimated 584,000 malaria deaths in 2013, approximately 78% were children under 5 years of age. Children who contract malaria progress more rapidly towards death than adults and are more susceptible to severe anaemia, hypoglycemia and cerebral malaria.
The Machakos branch of the Kenya Red Cross tracks road traffic incidents. As part of improving the reporting and making the data more accessible they plan to move the tracking process online. The map for the area needs to be filled in so that they can accurately place reported incidents.This project is to improve the map of Machakos County.
While integral for community resilience, detailed information on critical infrastructure is often times missing. Data of this nature is critical for communities, the private sector and governments to integrate climate change adaptation and DRR into their planning processes.
The American Red Cross is supporting the Haitian Red Cross to expand their community based disaster response and health efforts into new communities in the northern metropolitan Port au Prince area. The communities outlined are at significant exposure to seasonal and acute flooding risks and they lack access to basic health services, disaster preparedness plans and disaster response plans.
Fires regularly occur in urban slums, often resulting from indoor stove use, trash burning, faulty wires and residents trying to keep warm. Rapid, unplanned development forces homes close together and allows fire to spread easily. Pathways between homes are narrow and often blocked, making evacuations chaotic and dangerous. Residents commonly do not know who to call for firefighting assistance, and if firefighters are available they have a difficult time finding and responding to fires quickly.
Western Nepal faces a significant threat of earthquakes and natural disasters. However, geospatial data is largely inaccessible or non-existent. In the wake of a major disaster, first responders and those involved in recovery efforts will be handicapped by this lack of information. Help us map Pokhara to make available data vital to disaster planning and response.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is a priority country for the Missing Maps project. South Kivu is a province of DRC that, for decades, has faced unceasing humanitarian crises. With constantly changing conflicts, seasonal disease epidemics and a population in constant flux, many international NGOs have permanent presences here.
Médecins Sans Frontières is opening a new operation in the city of Bazora in the State of Gedaref, Sudan. MSF’s team will need a better map of the settlements and roads in the area in order to find their way in this remote area and reach the vulnerable populations that live there.
Lubumbashi has been partially mapped at the request of MSF to help the organisation respond to the frequent disease outbreaks that hit the city. Missing Maps / HOT and the OSM lubumbashi group have completed the field mapping, so that MSF can use the data in outbreak surveillance and response. To conduct effective epidemiology, building level data is needed, and while Lubumbashi is very well mapped, a lot of neighbourhoods are lacking in this area.
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