iMMAP7 hours ago
The number of COVID-19 cases in Iraq is on the rise with an increase of over 1,100 cases since the beginning of March and a mortality rate of 5.8% overall.

Since Iraq discovered its first case in February, the authorities have been imposing lockdowns and travel bans to reduce the spread of the disease.

iMMAP Iraq has been supporting the Ministry of Health and Environment of Iraq and the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) with the COVID-19 Response by developing interactive dashboards and maps to analyze, monitor, and visualize the geographical distribution of the outbreak in the country.

#Information Management #COVID19
iMMAP10 hours ago
iMMAP Afghanistan has just produced a new Afghanistan Overview of Reported Security-Related Incidents for the first quarter of 2020. The dashboard, based on data collected by The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, displays the frequency of incidents disaggregated by month at the district level. As well as districts in which ReportHub partners are implementing projects.

Ongoing conflict continues to drive humanitarian needs across the country. The dashboard shows that from January to March, a total of 2,220 incidents were reported across 246 districts, affecting every region of Afghanistan. As a result, 3,900 people lost their lives.

This insecure environment presents challenges for humanitarian organizations trying to deliver aid to populations in need. The product aims to assist humanitarian actors operating in Afghanistan by providing an overview of areas experiencing security issues.

#InformationManagement #Afghanistan
iMMAP12 hours ago
Today, iMMAP’s Capacity Building team concludes a four-day general information management training for personnel from INJAZ, a Jordanian non-profit organization.

The team trained the participants on primary data collection, data visualization, data mapping, data preparation and analysis, and creating dashboards using Power BI.

Eighteen participants took part in this training.

#capacitybuilding #remotetraining
iMMAP5 days ago
Today, on 4 April, we observe the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action across the world to highlight the deadly threat of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) that people face daily in more than 60 countries and territories. Iraq has recorded more than 3,200 km² of land contaminated with this terrible scourge, which has already led to more than 46,000‬ victims and will potentially be the cause for further hardship to the family, friends, and fellow Iraqis in the future.

While the world is focusing all of its resources on battling the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the duty of all of us to remind governments and people of this deadly threat that will still lie silently in the ground waiting for victims after the pandemic has passed. you can help save lives today by joining this global campaign at https://www.togetheragainstmines.org and follow the four simple steps to make your voice heard.

#IMAD2020 #TogetherAgainstMines
iMMAP1 week ago
Earthquakes are relatively frequent in Afghanistan, particularly in the north and northeast. The Afghanistan Spatial Data Center (ASDC) is a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) data dissemination platform developed by iMMAP, for the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), that monitors natural hazards and provides information on humanitarian access, security incidents, and travel time and distance to hospitals, airports and, urban areas.

Every five minutes the ASDC checks the USGS earthquake reporting service to identify the location and intensity of earthquake events. For those with a magnitude of 4 or higher, a shake map is generated and integrated into the system. The map below was generated following a 4.9 magnitude earthquake that took place in Warduj district, Badakhshan province on March 30.

iMMAP has been supporting ANDMA to plan for earthquakes since 2015.


#informationmanagement #DRR #Afghanistan
iMMAP1 week ago
Call for applications! COVID-19 reponse.

Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, Niger, DRC, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Senegal, South Sudan, Republic of Congo, Tunisia, Mozambique, and Angola nationals are strongly encouraged to apply for the #iMMAPRoster