The International Charter "Space and Major Disaster" was activated twice last week for floods in Africa: Chad and Nigeria.
For the first time, the population of an entire city has been estimated from space through a pioneering project to speed up medical and disaster relief efforts.
Around 2 million people have been affected by the poor harvest of 2009-2010 and they will need food as well as non food assistance during this year.
On 12 and 14 September 2009, two heavy torrential rains poured down in the capital N?Djamena leading to the flooding of almost half of the town.
Meningitis : 102 killed and 769 are affected
Source : Emdat
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