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
For the first time, about 70 percent of a country has been mapped using an advanced remote sensing technique known as hyperspectral imaging.
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
M=5.3 earthquake hit the northern province of Samangan, killing at least 11, injuring over 70, destroying over 2,000 houses.
At least 20 people have died in floods and avalanches, including flash floods, triggered by heaviest rain and snow in Afghanistan for 50 years.
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
Heavy rains caused flooding in Jalabad, eastern Afghanistan. 626 houses destroyed, roughly 4000 people affected. (UNAMA Press Release 01/09/2009)
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
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
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