London, 12 Jun - MapAction’s patron, Prince Harry, attended a special reception last night to celebrate the charity’s recent achievements, with particular focus on its vital role in the response to the Ebola outbreak.
Prince Harry and fellow guests listened to presentations from MapAction volunteers who had deployed to Sierra Leone for the Ebola Response.
At the event Andy Kervell, MapAction volunteer, talked movingly about his experience of deploying to Sierra Leone to help with the Ebola outbreak. Prince Harry also gave a speech, reflecting on what he had heard, “I’m sure everyone here will share my admiration for the courage shown by MapAction’s volunteers in responding so readily to the Ebola response - this is nothing less than I have come to expect of them over my years as patron.”
Liz Hughes, Chief Executive of MapAction who accompanied Prince Harry at the event added, “From the recent Nepal earthquake to conflict in Yemen, our volunteers have proven time after time that they are willing to respond to increasingly unpredictable and volatile humanitarian crises. The need for our humanitarian mapping service has never been greater. We have the people and the skills to do more - what we lack is the funding. With the support of Prince Harry and fellow guests at our special reception, MapAction can make vital progress in rising to the challenges ahead.”
A copy of the video shown at the event can be viewed here:
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