[HOT] Mali Humanitarian Activation

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Tue Jan 22 03:22:56 GMT 2013

We have started the pre-activation for Mali in april 2012 and mapped various parts of north of Mali. But the intensification of the conflict recently makes us re-evaluate the situation. 

Hundred of thousand of people are presently displaced. This is  a real concern to humanitarian organizations 
and UN agencies. This complex humanitarian situation necessitates more detailed map and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is asked by many groups to intensify his action.

The HOT staff is following closely the situation and have accepted to intensify the mapping efforts. Both Frederic Bonifas and me have accepted to coordinate this activity. We are presently planning with Nicolas Chavent and humanitarian organizations the work to be done, the imagery and other data needed to respond to this situation.

We will concentrate on various cities and the roads used to provide humanitarian relief. You will find new jobs already added to the Task Manager for Mali. See http://tasks.hotosm.org/#all/Mali

The wiki coordination page will also be updated. See http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2012_Mali_Crisis#Things_to_do

Finally, note that we plan to move officially to an Humanitarian Activation for Mali. We should make the point shortly on this. 

Frédéric Bonifas   fredericbonifas at gmail.com  (GMT+1)

Pierre Béland        pierre.beland at hotosm.org   (GMT-5)
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