American Red Cross West Africa Project

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From February to October 2016, the American Red Cross and its local Red Cross partners completed an effort to extensively map areas within a 15-kilometer distance of the shared borders between Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

The goal of this work was to create an open and comprehensive dataset of communities for West Africa and to ensure that decision makers, humanitarian workers, and community stakeholders are better aware of water, sanitation, health, and community resources before and during the next crisis.

To complete this mapping, the American Red Cross launched a mapping center in Guéckédou, Guinea, and used it as both a base of operations and a community engagement facility. Over 100 volunteers helped to complete a rapid assessment of the region, visiting over 7,000 communities by motorbike to complete a vulnerability survey with the village leader. Next, over 100 communities were selected for a round of detailed mapping, focusing on collecting the location and information about every water point, health facility and other community resource in the area. In addition, we led technical skills trainings and mapping events both in Guéckédou and across the region.

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Source American Red Cross
Contributor
Date of Dataset Feb 01, 2016 - Oct 31, 2016
Expected Update Frequency Never
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Methodology Sample Survey
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This dataset has been cleaned of any personally identifiable information. If your work requires the use of our full dataset, please contact us to discuss your needs.

Some communities have incorrect locations, however the survey data for these locations is correct. We are actively working on correcting this and will update the data when this is complete.

Due to encoding of characters in the data, it is suggested to open the data using UTF-8 encoding.

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