Disaster

emPOWER map: Health disaster preparedness through geographic data

Power outage during disasters like this one caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 can be crucial for people relying on electric medical equipment (Image: Kevin Deamandel)

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of USA has released a map based on geographic data to support during disasters and emergencies patients whose lives rely on electric medical devices.

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Fri, 03/07/2015 - 10:57

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37

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-96
Fri, 07/03/2015

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Nigeria uses seismological stations to monitor disasters

Flood in Kano State, Nigeria in 2013 (Image: The Eagle Online)

The Federal Government of Nigeria has introduced seven seismic monitoring stations in the country to reduce disasters associated with natural hazards. The stations have been completed, tested and are now ready for use.

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Tue, 02/06/2015 - 08:33

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9

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9
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7th Africa Working Group Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The Africa Working Group (AWG) on

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4

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11/05/2015

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Yaounde

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  • Cameroon

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Crowdsource mapping assistance for cyclone-struck Vanuatu

Within 24 hours, the HOT community more than doubled the amount of map data in OpenStreetMap (Image: HOT)

Cyclone Pam, which struck Vanuatu last Friday, has affected more than 130,000 people, about half of the population of the country, according to UN estimations. Following a direct hit from the Category 5 storm, at least two deaths have been confirmed and over 30 injured people are being treated in the capital Port Vila.

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Mon, 16/03/2015 - 11:11

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-15

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167
Mon, 03/16/2015

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International Charter activated for a volcanic eruption in Chile

Satellite image of Volcan Villarrica (Image: NASA)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for an eruption at Villarrica Volcano in southern Chile. The mechanism was activated by the National

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Tue, 03/03/2015 - 15:57

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-39

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-72
Tue, 03/03/2015

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CartoSat-2 detects flood risk caused by landslide in Northern India

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 detected the landslide debris in Northern India on 18 January 2015

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) analysed satellite images collected from the CartoSat-2 satellite in order to evaluate the damages caused by a landslide in the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Tue, 27/01/2015 - 10:59

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34

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77
Tue, 01/27/2015

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Emergency and Disaster Management

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USA National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is the primary source of geospatial intelligence for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Intelligence Community. NGA provides geospatial intelligence, in support of U.S. national security and defense, as well as

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Swiss Re: Insured disaster losses in first half of 2014 relatively low

Insured and uninsured catastrophe-related losses in USD billion

In a recent press release, the re-insurance company Swiss Re announced that global

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Wed, 03/09/2014 - 08:50
Wed, 09/03/2014

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China: International Charter activated for Earthquake in Yunnan Province

Earthquakes in 2009, the Yunnan province is an area prone to earthquakes

On 3 August 2014 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated at the request of the National

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Mon, 04/08/2014 - 12:15

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latitude: 

25

longitude: 

103
Mon, 08/04/2014

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0

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