In 2021, disasters triggered by different types of hazards impacted developed and developing countries around the world. Different regions of the United States were impacted by tornados, hurricanes, heatwaves, oils spills, and forest fires. Germany, Belgium, and Luxemburg saw unprecedented floods and other countries like India, Sudan, Togo, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Bolivia, and China also experienced floods. Severe forest fires impacted Greece, Algeria, Turkey, Paraguay, the Russian Federation; while volcanic eruptions impacted Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Guatemala, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated 48 times during this year to contribute to disaster response efforts due to these and other disasters.
The NASA Disasters Programme bridges the gap between the Earth observation scientists and institutions engaged in disaster risk reduction, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. The...more