[HOT] 2015 Feb Activation Working Group Meeting - Northeast Nigeria Crisis.

nicolas chavent nicolas.chavent at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 13:08:23 UTC 2015

Hi all,

As anticipated by Severin and Althio, a short note about the Northeast
Nigeria Crisis for discussion in the next AWG.

The Northeast Nigeria has been affected for years now by a complex
humanitarian crisis fueled by the insurgency of the Boko Haram group which
has gradually gained in intensity and impact affecting over the past months
its neighbouring countries and turning into a regional crisis (check 6-Feb
OCHA Report over the security situation in the State of Borno [1]).
Baseline data (places, residential areas and building as well as road
networks) over this large affected region are needed for the various actors
engaged in the response of this complex regional emergency. Several OSM
initiatives have been lead in some areas (Nigeria e-Health data import,
mapping by local OSM groups from Niger and Cameroun, as well as the efforts
of individual efforts) and individual efforts are still continuing.
Discussions with humanitarian actors highlighted the relevance of OSM data
in this crisis and a continued effort but stressed at the same time the
need to operate in a discrete mode given the political conflict dimension
of this crisis.
After discussions and in coordination with Sev, Fred, Rafael and I, a first
Tasking Manager job (#884) [2] has been drafted focusing on the areas of
Fotokol and Gambaru recently affected by fightings.
Additional details and plans to be made during the next AWG meeting.


[2] http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/884

Nicolas Chavent
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