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Afghanistan

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is a political mission established by the Security Council in 2002 at the request of the Government to assist it and the people of Afgha

Afghanistan - Expert Mission

Dates: 
Mon, 22/06/2009
Advisory Mission Facts
Main Hazards: 
Drought
Main Hazards: 
Earthquake
Main Hazards: 
Flood
Main Hazards: 
Mass Movement
Mission details
<p>Afghanistan is a country exposed to earthquakes, floods, droughts, mass movements and other hazards. Recent droughts in the years 2000, 2006, and 2011 have impacted millions of Afghans. Earthquakes have also caused fatalities, injuries and losses of various kinds. On 22 June 2009, UN-SPIDER was invited to a briefing among United Nations agencies in Kabul to discuss how best to make use of spatial data/mapping tools to support disaster-risk reduction and emergency response activities in Afghanistan.</p>
Host Institution: 
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
Mission Expert: 
Shirish Ravan, UN-SPIDER
Mission Profile: 
<p>The mission was conducted via an inter-agency meeting with representatives of United Nations agencies in Afghanistan that contribute to disaster-risk management and emergency response efforts in this country.</p>
Mission Outcome: 
<p>The mission allowed UN agencies working under the umbrella of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) to become aware of UN-SPIDER, its mission, and the type of technical advisory support that it can provide to countries such as Afghanistan. The important role of remote sensing in humanitarian response and planning was underlined through examples provided by OCHA concerning recent floods that impacted this country, including the most recent one in May 2009, where UN-SPIDER was requested to provide technical support. UN-SPIDER pledged additional technical expertise to support both the Government and the United Nations Country Team in Afghanistan to ensure this forum is closely linked to available resources; and encouraged the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority to establish a working group as a way to promote the sharing of information as a way to improve efforts targeting disaster-risk reduction and emergency response.</p>

Afghanistan the First Country Mapped using Broad Scale Hyperspectral Data

For the first time, about 70 percent of a country has been mapped using an advanced remote sensing technique known as hyperspectral imaging.

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Wed, 18/07/2012 - 12:09

Flood in Afghanistan

Rainfall and torrential flooding in western province of Herat has devastated many areas, killing some 14 people, including seven children, injuring 30 others, damaging more than 250 houses and dest

Disaster Information
Name: 
Flood in Afghanistan
Region: 
Herat Province
Occurance Date: 
06/05/2010
latitude: 
34.1769
longitude: 
61.7006

Earthquake in Afghanistan

M=5.3 earthquake hit the northern province of Samangan, killing at least 11, injuring over 70, destroying over 2,000 houses.

Disaster Information
Name: 
Earthquake in Afghanistan
Region: 
northern Province of Samangan
Occurance Date: 
18/04/2010
latitude: 
36.2653
longitude: 
68.0167

Floods in Afghanistan

At least 20 people have died in floods and avalanches, including flash floods, triggered by heaviest rain and snow in Afghanistan for 50 years.
 

Disaster Information
Name: 
Floods in Afghanistan
Region: 
Afghanistan
Occurance Date: 
08/02/2010

Flash Flood in Afghanistan

Flash floods killed at least 10 people and destroyed hundreds of houses in different parts of Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan, on 7 February, according to the Afghan Red Crescent Society (A

Disaster Information
Name: 
Flash Flood in Afghanistan
Region: 
Kandahar Province
Occurance Date: 
07/02/2010

Floods in Afganistan

Heavy rains caused flooding in Jalabad, eastern Afghanistan. 626 houses destroyed, roughly 4000 people affected. (UNAMA Press Release 01/09/2009)

Disaster Information
Region: 
Afganistan
Occurance Date: 
31/08/2009

UN-SPIDER co-chairs inter-agency briefing on use of Remote Sensing for DRR and Emergency Response in Afghanistan

On June 22nd, an inter-agency briefing with UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER took place in Kabul to determine how best to make use of spatial data/mapping tools to support disaster risk reduction and emergency res

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 22/06/2009 - 18:00

Flood in Afghanistan

According to assessments conducted to date, floods have affected approximately 10,000 households in five provinces in the Northern region (Jawzjan, Faryab, Balkh, Samangan and Sari Pul) and four pr

Disaster Information
Name: 
Flood in Afghanistan
Region: 
Afghanistan
Occurance Date: 
19/05/2009