[HOT] Request for mapping: Colombia - Venezuela border crossings / solicita HOT por crisis en frontera colombo-venezolana

Katja Ulbert mail at katja-ulbert.de
Sun Sep 13 10:45:38 UTC 2015

Hi Humberto, Blake and all,

thanks for putting this on the agenda!

Is this a task for more experienced mappers? I consider myself an 
average OSM/HOT mapper but I have no experience in displaced persons 
crisis. I read the instructions, from what I understood the goal is to 
map possible areas for shelters or camps, is that correct?



On 12/09/15 23:31, Blake Girardot wrote:
> Greetings everyone,
> HOT member and coordinator in Colombia, Humberto Yances, received a 
> request from a local OCHA Colombia official to map some border areas 
> that are currently dealing with a displaced persons crisis.
> Humberto provided this overview of the situation (machine translated):
> Under the state of emergency declared by the Constitutional Government 
> of Venezuela from August 21, in ten municipalities of Tachira, 1,482 
> Colombians were deported to Norte de Santander, Arauca, La Guajira and 
> Vichada. The figures are still rising in other border departments, and 
> reports of arrivals received in other municipalities and capital cities.
> The most affected department remains Norte de Santander, where 15,176 
> people have been officially characterized as returned and are in the 
> process of being listed in the Register Unique Victims (RUD) 
> administered by the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD).
> The two projects for this are here:
> http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/1190
> http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/1191
> They are not large areas so I think we can get them mapped pretty 
> quickly if we can get some good numbers mapping.
> Regards,
> Blake
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