Cameroon: Satellite imagery for floods in Logone et Chari

UNITAR/UNOSAT map covering N'Djamena, Chad and northern Cameroon
Source: UNITAR/UNOSAT

UN-SPIDER, upon the request of its National Focal Point in Cameroon, requested support through its network to acquire satellite imagery of the Kousseri area, Logone et Chari district, in the far North of Cameroon. The region is experiencing serious floods leaving tens of thousands of people homeless and causing heavy damages. UN-SPIDER and its partners were able to extend a previous activation of the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" to provide satellite imagery to this region as well. The Charter had been activated on 10 October 2012 by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNICEF for floods in neighboring Chad. UNITAR/UNOSAT which also took the role of the Project Manager for this activation agreed to support the request. The UNOSAT map products are available on UNITAR's website [1]. [1] http://www.unitar.org/unosat/maps/TCD