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
Earthquake Earthquake impacts the western region of Guatemala Guatemala 07/11/2012
Earthquake Earthquake in China 07/09/2012
Earthquake Earthquake in Costa Rica Costa Rica 05/09/2012
Earthquake Earthquake in Iran Iran (Islamic Republic of) 11/08/2012
Volcanic Eruption Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala Guatemala 13/09/2012
Flood Floods in Fiji Fiji 31/03/2012
Insect Infestation Locust Outbreak in Libya and Algeria Libya, Algeria 11/04/2012
Drought Drought and Famine in Horn of Africa Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia 22/07/2011
Flood Floods in Namibia Namibia 28/03/2011
Tsunami Earthquake in Japan Japan 11/03/2011
Flood Flood in Australia Australia 28/12/2010
Earthquake Earthquake in Iran Iran (Islamic Republic of) 20/12/2010
Flood Flood in Vietnam 17/11/2010
Flood Flood in Venezuela Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 16/11/2010
Flood Floods in Montenergo 16/11/2010
Flood Floods in Panama Panama 11/11/2010
Epidemic in Nepal Nepal 10/11/2010
Volcanic Eruption Volcano in the Philippines 10/11/2010
Epidemic in Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo 09/11/2010
Severe Storm Tropical Cyclone in Belize Belize 24/10/2010


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