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NASA sees thick smog layer over China

Smog covers Eastern China

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of the haze spreading from Beijing to Shanghai on 7 December 2013.

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:01
latitude: 
39.904
longitude: 
116.408

World Health Organization (WHO) in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has a total population of almost 16 million people, with an average of life expectancy at birth of 49 for male and 56 for female, a high rate of children deaths and a large burden of d

Madagascar: Tropical storm Eric and cyclone Fanele

Madagascar: Tropical storm Eric and cyclone Fanele hit the country on 19th of January 2009. A total of 20,555 people are affected with 4,004 left homeless. Ten people are reported dead and 36 wounded. The available data indicated the destruction of 5 health centres and 2 hospitals in Menabe region. WHO is supporting the Initial rapid Assessment with government and partners as well as response activities.


Source: WHO (World Health Organization) http://www.who.int/hac/crises/afro_update_26jan2009.pdf

UN-SPIDER Strengthens Collaboration with Bonn-based UN Agencies and Related Organizations

20 January 2009 - During an official visit to the UN-SPIDER Office in Bonn, Germany, in December 2008, UNOOSA Director Mazlan Othman held a day of discussions with Bonn-based UN agencies and German organizations to review past collaboration and explore future opportunities.