Libya

Interview: Mitigating locust infestations in Algeria and Libya with space data

Kamel Tichouiti is the Head of the Department on Major Risks and Geo-environment in the Space Applications Centre.
Identified locust reproduction zones at the border between Libya and Algeria
Identified locust reproduction zones at the border between Libya and Algeria

The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) has been hosting the UN-SPIDER Algeria Regional Support Office since 2009. ASAL, which was established in 2002, implements national policies concerning the promotion and development of the use of space for technological, scientific and practical applications.

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Crisis Mapping Analytics: Crisis Mappers Webinar available

The Crowdsource Mapping Network Crisis Mappers offers a free-of charge webinar on Crisis Mapping Analytics using data from conflicts in Sudan and Libya. The presentation by Helena Puig from UNDP's Threat and Risk Mapping Analysis unit in the Sudan, is available on Youtube. The webinar is part of the Crisis Mappers' Net Webinar Series.

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Mon, 27/08/2012 - 08:08

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Mon, 08/27/2012

Locust Outbreak in Northern Africa: UN-SPIDER facilitates support

UN-SPIDER is providing support to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in response to the widespread locust outbreak by facilitating access to various

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Fri, 13/04/2012 - 17:13

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Fri, 04/13/2012

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Locust Outbreak in Libya and Algeria

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In February 2012, a Desert Locust outbreak suddenly developed in southwest Libya along the border of Algeria and rapidly spread into adjacent areas of southeast Algeria. Gregarizing adults laid eggs throughout March in both countries. Monitoring and control operations are hampered by the remoteness of the area as well as heightened insecurity due to 2011 events in Libya.

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Locust Outbreak

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Libya and Algeria, Northern Africa

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11/04/2012
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18
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