All you need to get engaged in mapping is a computer and fast internet. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Technology met humanitarian action this week at the Beirut Mapathon, where people from varying age groups and backgrounds gathered to help map the road network of Mwenzei, Zimbabwe.It aims to map the most vulnerable places in the world, facilitating the pre-emptive mapping of priority countries to better handle disaster response, medical activities and resource allocation when humanitarian crises occur."After the last Mapathon session, I went home and kept mapping," May Elian, a Lebanese freelance journalist and producer told The Daily Star. To know you are doing something to help others is a good feeling, she said – plus, mapping is quite addictive.The best example of the success of the Missing Maps Project for MSF cropped up during the Ebola outbreak in 2014, Abdallah said.
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