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International Charter activated for floods in Djibouti and Sri Lanka

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters has been activated for flooding in Djibouti on 20 May and Sri Lanka on 21 May 2018.

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UN-SPIDER Updates December 2017/January 2018

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International Charter activated for floods in Argentina and Bolivia

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters has been activated for floods in Argentina and Bolivia.

River burst its banks in Salta Province

Heavy rains in the region caused the Pilcomayo river to overflow, leading to displacement of the local population and widespread damages. The river rises in the Andes in Bolivia and flows along the border between Argentina and Paraguay before joining the Paraguay river opposite Asunción.

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Thu, 08/02/2018 - 14:42

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International satellite data aids France flooding analysis

Data from the Global

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Tracking rising waters in the Rhine river

The rising waters of the Rhine river in Bonn. Image: UN-SPIDER.

The UN-SPIDER team has utilised radar imagery to track high levels in the Rhine river near Cologne and Dusseldorf between 6 and 8 January 2018.

A combination of heavy rainfall, stormy weather and warmer temperatures than usual led to rising levels in the Rhine River.

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Tracking rising waters in the Rhine River

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Fri, 12/01/2018 - 10:42

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UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER requests activation of Copernicus Emergency Management Service - Mapping for Niger floods

Flood in Niger in 2012.

Heavy rains and serious flooding at the end of August caused destruction of infrastructure in several parts of Niger. In the capital, Niamey, the authorities order thousands to leave their houses. Since the start of the rainy season in May, torrential rains and resulting floods in the country has caused more than 40 deaths, with more than 82,000 people affected. Last week, over 100mm of rain were recorded in Niamey.

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Mon, 11/09/2017 - 18:28

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UN-SPIDER supports emergency responses for Nepal and Sierra Leone floods and landslides

Floods in Nepal. Image: UN Country Team Nepal.
Mudslide in Sierra Leone. Image: UNICEF.

Heavy rainfall has caused deadly flooding and mudslides in and around Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, while the worst monsoon rains in 15 years have triggered flooding and landslides in 27 of Nepal's 75 districts.

UNOOSA has requested the activation of the European Commission Copernicus Emergency Mapping Service for both disasters.

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Wed, 16/08/2017 - 09:46

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UN-SPIDER and DGPC of El Salvador to conduct a training course in July 2017

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At the request of the General Directorate for Civil Protection of El Salvador (DGPC), UN-SPIDER conducted a technical advisory mission to El Salvador from 3 to 5 April 2014.

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24/07/2017 to 28/07/2017

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San Salvador

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  • El Salvador

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UN-SPIDER and the General Directorate for Civil Protection of El Salvador (DGPC)

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International Charter activated for floods in Sri Lanka

Kelani river during floods in Sri Lanka, May 2017

Due to the heavy

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International Charter activated for floods in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo. Image courtesy of NASA.

Heavy rains are affecting the Dominican Republic since the end of March 2017. They caused swelling of rivers in several areas in the country , displacing more than 9,000 people.

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Wed, 26/04/2017 - 10:41

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