Emergency Support

UN-SPIDER facilitates fast and efficient access to space-based information for countries as well as international and regional organizations. This includes all types of information provided by Earth observation satellites, communication satellites and global navigation satellite systems. On the emergency support pages below, UN-SPIDER compiles links and information on satellite-based sources for selected major disasters

Disasters covered by emergency support

Type Event Country/Region Date
Landslide Landslide in Mexico Mexico 01/12/2020
Earthquake Earthquake in Indonesia Indonesia 15/01/2021
Flood Flood in Mexico Mexico 06/11/2020
Severe Storm Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Central America Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras 03/11/2020
Flood Flood in Niger Niger 21/09/2020
Flood Flood in Nigeria Nigeria 10/09/2020
Forest Fire Fires in Tunisia Northern Africa 10/09/2020
Flood Flood in Sudan Sudan 13/08/2020
Landslide Landslide in Myanmar Myanmar 02/07/2020
Earthquake Earthquake in Mexico Mexico 23/06/2020
Epidemic Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Global 11/03/2020
Flood Floods in Cameroon Cameroon 17/10/2019
Severe Storm Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas Bahamas 01/09/2019
Flood Flood in South Africa South Africa 25/04/2019
Flood Flood in Iran Iran (Islamic Republic of) 31/03/2019
Severe Storm Cyclone in Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 15/03/2019
Tsunami Tsunami in Indonesia Indonesia 24/12/2018
Severe Storm Typhoon Babinca in Viet Nam Viet Nam 17/08/2018
Flood Major floods in Lao People's Democratic Republic Lao People’s Democratic Republic 24/07/2018
Volcanic Eruption Volcanic eruption in Guatemala Guatemala 03/06/2018


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