UN-SPIDER Updates April 2019

Issue Date: 

Mon, 06/05/2019

Dear readers,

We're glad to share with you the April 2019 UN-SPIDER Monthly Updates.


UN-SPIDER conducts Technical Advisory Mission to Peru

As part of it advisory support activities, UN-SPIDER is carrying out out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Peru from 1 to 5 April to evaluate the current and potential use of space-based information in all aspects of disaster management.


Publishing Date: 

Mon, 01/04/2019 - 16:11

International Charter activated for floods in Peru

Image courtesy of NASA

Disaster charter activation on floods in Peru


Publishing Date: 

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:57

Floods in Peru affecting over half of the country

Flooding near Machu Picchu in 2010.

Recent heavy rains triggered severe floods and mudslides in Peru. According to El País, there were at least 75 people reported dead on 20 March 2017. The floods are the worst in almost 30 years, affecting over half of the country. There are shortages of food and water in many areas, including the capital Lima, which has been without water since 13 March. The floods are linked to El Nino phenomenon, which increases evaporation and brings heavy rains.


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Wed, 22/03/2017 - 08:18

Peru: First National Forest Monitoring Maps released

Deforestation in Peru detected by Landsat 8 in August 2013.

Peru hosts about 75 percent of the western Amazon jungle. Deforestation is therefore a critical topic for the country. Now, a major milestone in conserving and managing the western Amazon has been reached by mapping more than 95 percent of Peruvian forests using archived satellite imagery. The Peruvian Ministry of Environment, MINAM, has publicly released its first estimates of deforestation from 2000 to 2011.


Publishing Date: 

Wed, 05/03/2014 - 08:17

Perú: Consulta nacional sobre el nuevo marco internacional para la reducción del riesgo de desastres post-2015

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

Esta consulta nacional está siendo organizada por la Secretaría de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres de la Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros del Perú y la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNISDR) junto con el CENEPRED e INDECI y los socios del Plan de Acción del Programa de Preparación ante Desastres de la Comisión Europea (DIPECHO) América del Sur 2013-2014 y con financiamiento de la Dirección General de Ayuda Humanitaria y Protección Civil de la Comisión Europea (DG-ECHO).






20/03/2014 to 21/03/2014

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Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas (UNISDR - AM)


Centro Nacional de Estimación, Prevención y Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (CENEPRED); European Commission, DIPECHO) (EC); Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (INDECI)

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ESA Satellites show rising ground in Andes

In the central Andes mountains, satellites have detected ground deformation under way above a major subterranean magma body. The Altiplano–Puna volcanic province is part of an active volcanic arc in South America’s central Andes. Extending through Peru, southwestern Bolivia, Chile and northwestern Argentina, it is home to a number of large calderas formed following catastrophic eruptions. Beneath the surface of Altiplano–Puna, about 17–19 km deep, lies the largest known active magma body in Earth’s continental crust.

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Tue, 16/10/2012 - 08:06
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