Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization.
The death toll from the 12 January 2010earthquake in Haiti stands at over 220,000 people. 1.3 million have been displaced by the earthquake.
OCHA led the humanitarian response to Haiti’s devastating earthquake in January 2010, which killed 217,300 people and affected 2.1 million Haitians.
UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER has activated the International Charter: Space and Major Disaster to provide satellite imagery for the two strong earthquakes that occurred in Iran on 11 August 2012.
On August 11, 2012 two strong earthquakes shook Iran.
On Saturday 11th August, two earthquakes measuring 6.4 and 6.3 on the moment magnitude scale rumbled through the highly populated region of Azarbayjan-e Khavari in Iran, 53km from Tabriz.The earth
Mobile phones can be used to nowcast and predict population displacement after major disasters.
GPS devices can be a powerful tool to quickly pinpoint the location and magnitude of strong earthquakes.
On 11 April 2012 a 8.6 magnitude earthquake occurred at 8.38 UTC, 437 km southwest of Banda Aceh in Indonesia and 33 km beneath the ocean floor, prompting a tsunami watch to be immediately issued f
When a series of storms and twisters hit at least 10 states in the USA at the end of February, many victims used social media channels to report their status or those of neighbors and friends
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