IGAC, the Agustín Codazzi Geographic Institute, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, as part of the celebration of its 80 year anniversary, is presenting the sixth edition of the International Geomatics Week. This time the event will take place between 10 and 14 August of 2015 at the Wyndham Hotel Bogota, Colombia.
Since February 2009, heavy rains accompanied by violent winds and tornados have been hitting the Central African Republic (CAR) causing several damages. The disaster started in Bangui, the capital of the country, and extended to Berberati, Eastern CAR. Some funds were allocated in February 2009 from the International Federation?s DREF to assist the 278 vulnerable families that had been identified in the affected localities.
Local storm and torrential rain occurred in the second subdivision and other neighbourhoods of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), in the night of 17 to 18 January 2009, causing serious material damages and killing a 17-year old boy. A joint team from the Ministry of Family and Social Affairs, the CAR Red Cross Society (CAR RCS), local authorities and volunteers carried out an evaluation of the situation in the field and realized that most of the people affected were women, children and old persons.
Recurrent yellow fever outbreaks have been registered in the Central African Republic. The recent outbreaks are requesting a response in 2 separate geographic areas of the country, with one of them being close to the capital Bangui.