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Dominican Republic EIGEO National Training Course July 2016

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Drought declared a national disaster in Somalia

Evaporative stress index in the Horn of Africa. Image courtesy of NASA.
Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo declared the current drought as a national disaster at the Drought Committee meeting in Mogadishu on 28 February 2017. The country’s Prime Minister added that at least 110 people have died from starvation in the past 48 hours.
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RCMRD assessed the effects of drought to Ndakaini Dam in Kenya using Space Technology

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The problem of drought has been worsening in Kenya since last year and it has been declared a national disaster by the Kenyan president on 10 February 2017. The country has felt the effects of drought in many ways, ranging from crop failure, wildlife and herdsmen conflicts, people in need of food to water rationing.

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Deadly floods in Zimbabwe after drought

Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe, image courtesy of ESA

Officials in Zimbabwe say that the floods which follow a crippling drought have destroyed crops, livestock and roads as they swept through villages in the south of the country. They have left some 2,000 people homeless and some communities have been cut off by the damage to roads.

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe has declared the floods a national disaster.

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Training Course for EIGEO 2016

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The training course allowed UN-SPIDER to train the staff of the Geospatial Information Group for Risk Management and

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20/07/2016 to 22/07/2016

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Sun, 10/07/2016

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Santo Domingo

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National Emergency Commission

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  • Dominican Republic

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UN-SPIDER and the National Emergency Commission (CNE)

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Secure World Foundation

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Colombia Regional Expert Meeting and Training 2015

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In recent years, Central American countries have been facing more severe and frequent droughts. Every two years IGAC conducts an international conference entitled “Semana Geomatica Internacional.”  This year, IGAC celebrated its 80th anniversary of its establishment and the SM was invited to attend the event and to give a presentation regarding the UN-SPIDER programme. The UN-SPIDER used this opportunity to co-organize with IGAC a Regional Expert Meeting bringing together experts from the Caribbean, Central America, Ecuador, Brazil and Colombia. 

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10/08/2015 to 14/08/2015

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Sun, 09/08/2015

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Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC)

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Bogota

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  • Colombia

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UN-SPIDER and IGAC

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Secure World Foundation

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Kenya declares drought a national disaster

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Kenya’s president has declared the worsening drought in the country a national disaster.

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Satellite-based early warning system for drought risk reduction launched in South Asia

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The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) launched the South Asia Drought Monitoring System (SADMS) online portal.

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NASA researchers assess the connection between wildfires and drought in Africa

Agricultural fires near the Niger River delta. Courtesy of NASA.

Researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, United States, have been investigating the connection between wild fires and droughts in sub-Saharan Africa using satellite data from NASA’s NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer and the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission.

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Second EvIDENz project workshop successfully concluded in Ukraine

EviDENz stakeholder workshop in Ukraine in Dec. 2016

The partners of the EvIDENz project conducted the second stakeholder workshop entitled “Earth observation-based information products for drought risk on a national basis”.  The workshop was conducted in Kyiv, Ukraine, on December 6, 2016.

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Second EvIDENz project workshop successfully concluded in Ukraine

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