iMMAP has proven its ability to support emergency response efforts across multiple geographic locations throughout Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.

We have a diversified donor base. Our donors include the US Department of State, USAID/OFDA/FFP, CDC, DFID, SDC, WFP, WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, IOM, European Commission (ECHO), and the World Bank.


Since 2012, iMMAP has been an official Stand-by Partner Program (SBPP) to the United Nations, a sponsored response mechanism designed to provide skilled and experienced human resources during the first phase of a new emergency.

iMMAP maintains a roster of rapidly deployable information management experts to provide surge capacity support in emergency operations.

The location, duration, and tasks of these deployments are defined jointly with our partners. Information management experts possess a wide variety of expertise and skill sets, and have experience in operating in some of the most challenging global crises.

By providing temporary surge capacity support, we help to boost their international response capacity.

iMMAP currently maintains partnerships with eight UN agencies:

UNICEF works with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child's path. The fund works in 190 countries and responds to emergencies to relieve suffering and protect children. It is present wherever children are threatened.

UNOCHA ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort during emergencies and coordinates the response. It is involved in assessing situations and needs, agreeing common priorities, developing common strategies to address issues such as negotiating access, mobilising funding and other resources, clarifying consistent public messaging and monitoring progress.

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees coordinates international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide, and supports stateless people. It operates in 123 countries. UNHCR also protects and assists millions of internally displaced people (IDP) who remain within their own countries but were displaced by conflict or natural disaster. In these circumstances, the agency takes the lead role in overseeing the protection and shelter needs of IDPs as well as the coordination and management of camps.

The World Health Organization (WHO) coordinates international health activity within the United Nations' system and works towards universal health coverage to ensure general access to health. During emergencies, WHO's operational role includes leading and coordinating the health response, undertaking risk assessments, identifying priorities and setting strategies. It also provides critical technical guidance supplies and financial resources and monitors the health situation. In addition, WHO helps countries to strengthen their national core capacities for emergency risk management to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies due to any hazard that poses a threat to human health security.

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. On average, WFP's food assistance reaches more than 80 million people in 75 countries each year.

In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, the agency uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. It collaborates closely with the FAO.

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations focuses its efforts on achieving food security for all - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active healthy lives. The organization works towards the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition and the elimination of poverty. When disasters strike, the FAO seeks to ensure agricultural production recovers and future food security is ensured.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in 170 countries and territories, helping to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion.

In a crisis context, UNDP’s seeks to support immediate relief efforts while helping communities build resilience and improve their ability to cope with and quickly bounce back from unexpected and disruptive events. The agency focuses on linking the humanitarian response to long-term recovery.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental partners. The IOM provides humanitarian assistance to migrants in need including refugees and internally displaced people


A cluster is a group of agencies that gather to work together towards common objectives within a particular sector of emergency response.

The cluster approach, instituted in 2006 as part of the UN Humanitarian Reform process, is an important step on the road to more effective humanitarian coordination. Ultimately the cluster approach aims to improve the predictability, timeliness, and effectiveness of humanitarian response, and pave the way for recovery. It strengthens leadership and accountability in key sectors. It also seeks to enhance partnerships and complementarity among the UN, Red Cross Movement, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Through the provision of information management services and expertise, iMMAP is a member of three global humanitarian clusters (Health, WASH, and Nutrition), and participates in the Food Security Cluster.

Health Clusters exist to relieve suffering and save lives in humanitarian emergencies while advancing the well-being and dignity of affected populations. Currently, 27 countries have an active Health Cluster/Sector. These Health Clusters are working to meet the health needs of approximately 75.8 million people worldwide.

The Global Water Sanitation and Hygiene Cluster, or Global WASH Cluster (GWC) is a partnership grouping 76 partners and aiming at improving the coordination and the humanitarian response in the WASH Sector. It is managed through a governance system designed to facilitate the achievement of the 2016-2020 GWC Strategic Plan in a transparent and efficient manner. The Global WASH Cluster Strategic Plan that sets out the priorities decided by Partners will be reviewed and monitored to take into consideration the contextual changes associated with the Transformative Agenda of the Humanitarian Reform.

The Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) was established in 2006 as part of the Humanitarian Reform process, which aimed to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian response programmes by ensuring greater predictability, accountability and partnership.

The vision of the GNC is to safeguard and improve the nutritional status of emergency-affected populations by ensuring an appropriate response that is predictable, timely and effective and at scale.

The Food Security Cluster (FSC) is committed to saving lives through the coordination of the food security response in major emergencies. Effective coordination is only possible through close cooperation with partner organizations. The FSC provides the guidance at the country level that supports a broad base and timely response. The FSC works with national cluster systems in both sudden onset disasters, be they from natural or human causes, and protracted crises.