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Advocacy Tech, Civic data, Mapping

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Post Status: Active
Initiative recipient country/countries: Somalia
Initiative dates: 2017 –
Last updated: 8 March 2022

Initiative Description

Abaaraha, which means ‘drought’ in Somali, is the first ever crisis mapping platform built for Somalia. Launched in March 2017, the platform provides relief responders with information that allows them to connect with drought victims so they can render aid faster and more effectively.
The platform enables relief organizations to visualize where and what type of urgent needs are needed in the country. It enables also the relief organizations to plan and respond more effectively. The project is run by tech volunteers and it doesn’t have revenue sources. The data collected through the platform is free for anyone to use.

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