In a humanitarian crisis, relief agencies need rapid answers to questions about 'where'. Where are the greatest needs? Where are the gaps that need to be filled? MapAction is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that works in
The Sahel, in Burkina Faso is facing an unprecedented crisis situation since 2005. A deficit of cereal production is exposing vulnerable people and children to acute malnutrition due to high food prices and the lack of food security. Moreover, as a result of recent instability and the conflict in northern Mali, thousands of people have fled their homes to seek refuge from ethnic tensions and violent clashes.