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MapAction works through skilled volunteers. Its aim is to save lives and minimise suffering by making the response to humanitarian emergencies as efficient and effective as possible.

When a disaster strikes, MapAction deploys volunteer mapping professionals to the scene to help coordinate the response and get aid to where it is needed most.

They help responders understand the ongoing needs of survivors, who may have lost their homes and livelihoods to the emergency.

MapAction’s disaster preparedness activities complement its emergency response by working collaboratively with humanitarian partners to enable an effective response.