NASA Earth Observatory image shows the Sediment-choked Onibe River, Madagascar,

Five islands in the Indian Ocean – the Union of the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Zanzibar (Tanzania) – are working to establish and manage disaster loss databases. The losses databases should be able to predict and estimate losses from cyclones, floods and storm surges. The models to be used are the same as those employed in the UN’s 2013 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Project is supported by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Indian Ocean Commission’s (IOC) ISLANDS Project. The First meeting was held at the IOC’s headquarters in Mauritius. The 2005-15 Hyogo Framework for Action... read more

Publishing Date: 06/12/2013

The International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" was activated on 01 February because of the impact of the Tropical Cyclone Felleng in the Republic of Seychelles last week. The mechanism was activated by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA.

A state of emergency has been declared in Mahe, the largest island of the Republic of Seychelles, following the passing of Tropical Cyclone Felleng on 28 January. The edges of the storm passed over the main island of Mahe, causing floods and landslides.

No deaths have been... read more

Publishing Date: 01/02/2013
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