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Interactive map of relief/aid work in East Africa

Interaction has published an online “Horn of Africa Aid Map” showing 98 aid and development projects working on immediate famine relief as well as long-term development in East Africa.

Horn of Africa Aid Map is part of NGO Aid Map, a broader mapping initiative to provide detailed information on the work of InterAction members around the world. The aim of NGO Aid Map is to inform the public, increase transparency and improve decision-making in aid and development.

Go to link, below is just a screen grab:

Horn of Africa Aid Map

As Interaction says on its website, this map is part their project called NGO Aid Map.

The project “is focused on collecting aid and development information at the project level and making it accessible to donors, NGOs, businesses, governments and the public through an online, interactive mapping tool.

Although the data on the site represents only a portion of NGOs’ work in the field, the site aims to:

  • Increase transparency within the NGO community
  • Facilitate partnerships and improve coordination among NGOs, private sector, governments and donors
  • Help NGOs and others involved in relief and development make more informed decisions about where to direct their resources
  • Serve as a tool for advocacy and influence policy

NGO Aid Map uses the latest technology to pinpoint projects by area and sector to demonstrate the depth of the work of the NGO community around the world.  Best practices are highlighted in select areas, allowing for information sharing on effective approaches.”



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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.