Protocol 3.2: Adhere to mapping standards

The following parameters need to be adhered to in all IPC Acute Malnutrition classifications:

  • Areas should be mapped according to the standardized RGB colour:  Phase 1 (205,250,205); Phase 2 (250,230,030); Phase 3 (230,120,000); Phase 4 (200,000,000); and Phase 5 (100,000,000).
  • Areas are classified and mapped only if they meet the minimum evidence requirements. If requirements are not met, they should be mapped using a grey colour (RGB 166, 166, 166) indicating “inadequate evidence”.
  • Areas that are not included in the analysis should be coloured white (RGB 255, 255, 255) indicating “Area Not Analysed”.
  • In case of classifications of urban areas, IDPs and other settlements, specific symbols should be used as illustrated in Figure 11. The colour of the symbol should be chosen according to the phase classified. If classification is carried out with less than adequate evidence (in areas with limited or no humanitarian access), a specific symbol should be put on the concerned area as per Figure 11.

The evidence level of analysis should be added in the map on each area through the use of *Acceptable, **Medium, and ***High.

Digital maps may have further information included. Further information may include number of cases of Acute Malnutrition, CDR, IPC Chronic Food Insecurity and IPC Acute Food Insecurity classifications.