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International Charter activation for earthquake in Indonesia

Logo of the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters"

The International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” has been activated on 6 August after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Lombok, Indonesia.

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Tue, 07/08/2018 - 11:58

Charter activated for earthquake in Indonesia

Satellite image of Indonesia's islands. Image: courtesy of ESA

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated on 7 December 2016 due to a 6.5 earthquake in Indonesia. The Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) on behalf of LAPAN requested the activation. The most affected area was the Pidie Jaya district where damage was reported in approximately 250 buildings leaving several thousand people homeless. The number of victims is 102; however the Indonesia Disaster Agency said that the figure could increase as the recovery operations continue.

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Fri, 09/12/2016 - 04:15

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International Charter activated for floods in Bangladesh

NASA satellite Image of Bangladesh's physical features

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been triggered to provide satellite-based 

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Tue, 08/09/2015 - 13:52

ADRC: Regional Support Office activities in 2015

The Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) has been a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) since 2009. In 2015, the ADRC will continue to promote and support the use of space-based information for disaster risk reduction in its role as a UN-SPIDER RSO.

In doing do, ADRC will continue to participate in the Sentinel Asia project. 

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Thu, 29/01/2015 - 11:09

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Sri Lanka: International Charter activated for landslide

Sri Lanka seen from space (Image: ESA)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 30 October 2014 to provide satellite-based emergency maps in the context of a massive landslide in Sri Lanka. The mechanism was activated by the Asia Disaster Reduction Centre (ADRC). The project management will be handled by the Asian Institute of Technology.

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Fri, 31/10/2014 - 14:00

ADRC: Following up on DRR policy peer review project

Proba's view of the Maldives

UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office located in Japan, the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC), initiated the DRR Policy Peer Review project back in 2009 with the aim of developing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) capacities among its members by sharing information.

This year, "Developing a National Framework on Managing Internally Displaced Populations (IDPs) during emergencies" was selected as target project and a reviewer team has already visited the Maldives to conduct surveys.

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Fri, 24/01/2014 - 14:32

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Asian Disaster Reduction Center publishes Natural Disasters Data Book 2012

The Asian Disaster Reduction Center, one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices, has published the Natural Disasters Data Book 2012. The document provides the statistical perspectives in figures and tables for 2012 as well as for the period 1983-2012 based on data obtained by EM-DAT.

The main findings presented in the document include that 328 natural disasters occurred in 2012 worldwide, killing 10,783 people and affecting over 104 million people. The estimated amount of economic damage came close to US$142 billion.

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Fri, 20/12/2013 - 14:47

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Vietnam: International Charter activated for Typhoon Nari

Envisat image of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.

The International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" was activated on 18 October 2013 in order to provide space-based information supporting storm and flood response efforts in Vietnam. Typhoon Nari had made landfall on the central coast of Vietnam on 15 October, with maximum winds of 102 kph, and caused floods that inundated thousands of homes and left 11 people dead.

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Mon, 21/10/2013 - 09:31

March 2012 Updates

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Tue, 10/04/2012
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The UN-SPIDER March 2012 Updates contain the following topics:

UN-SPIDER at a glance:

  • Technical Advisory Mission to Myanmar
  • Technical Advisory Mission to Tonga
  • UNOOSA co-hosts 12th Plenary Meeting of UNGIWG
  • UN-SPIDER supports the response efforts to the recent floods impacting Fiji
  • UN-SPIDER attends 7th FP ENVISION Project
  • UN-SPIDER participates in GMES IO Emergency Mapping Meeting

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February 2012 Updates

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Mon, 05/03/2012
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