Afghanistan

Building hydrologic monitoring capacities in Afghanistan

Satellite Image of Snow Cover in Afghanistan

In 2004 the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the Afghanistan Geological Survey (AGS) began working in partnership to rebuild the country's geologic science capacities.

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Thu, 21/08/2014 - 14:18

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35

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SUPARCO: Emergency map for Afghanistan landslide

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Pakistan supported emergency

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Tue, 20/05/2014 - 08:09

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37

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Afghanistan: More support for Disaster Risk Reduction

International Charter activation for floods in Afghanistan, satellite images

The Afghanistan National

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Thu, 08/05/2014 - 15:02

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33

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Afghanistan: International Charter activated due to floods

satellite images to track flooding in Afghanistan

The International Charter: Space and Major

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Fri, 02/05/2014 - 10:16

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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 Afghanistan in laying the foundations for sustainable peace and development in the country.

Read more: http://unama.unmissions.org/

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Afghanistan - Expert Mission

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.

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Mon, 22/06/2009

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United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

Mission Expert: 

Shirish Ravan, UN-SPIDER

Mission Profile: 

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.

Mission Outcome: 

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.

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. In order to assist Afghanistan in understanding their abundant natural resources, in particular the development of an economically viable minerals market, the U.S.

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Wed, 18/07/2012 - 12:09

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Wed, 07/18/2012

Flood in Afghanistan

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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 destroying around 300 hectares of agricultural land.

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Flood in Afghanistan

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FL-2010-000086-AFG

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Herat Province

Occurance Date: 

06/05/2010

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62

Earthquake in Afghanistan

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

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Earthquake in Afghanistan

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EQ-2010-000079-AFG

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northern Province of Samangan

Occurance Date: 

18/04/2010

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36

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68

Floods in Afghanistan

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

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Floods in Afghanistan

GLIDEnumber: 

FL-2010-000021-AFG

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Afghanistan

Occurance Date: 

08/02/2010

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