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Kenya: Call for Experts for UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission

Flooded Galana River in southeastern Kenya in May 2012

At the invitation of the Government of Kenya, the UN-SPIDER Programme will conduct a

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 12/12/2013 - 08:23
latitude: 
-1.29207
longitude: 
36.8219

East Africa: Remote Sensing satellites help monitor tectonic plates

Tiny changes on the ground changes the radar signal

The use of remote sensing techniques such as the Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) are helping scientists to better understand plate tectonics by providing patterns and consequences

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 09/08/2013 - 09:13
latitude: 
-0.921004
longitude: 
36.4473

Kenya - Expert Mission

Dates: 
Wed, 21/10/2009 - Fri, 23/10/2009
Advisory Mission Facts
Main Hazards: 
Drought
Main Hazards: 
Earthquake
Main Hazards: 
Flood
Main Hazards: 
Mass Movement
Mission details
<p>Kenya, like other countries in eastern Africa, is exposed to a variety of hazards including droughts, floods, landslides and earthquakes. The December 1999 drought affected 23 million inhabitants. From 21 to 23 October 2009, UN-SPIDER conducted an Expert Mission to Kenya to establish contact with its National Focal point, and to raise awareness concerning its activities and the type of technical advisory support it can provide. The mission also included a visit to Nakuru City to visit the Rift Valley provincial disaster-risk reduction platform.</p>
Host Institution: 
Department of Disaster Risk Reduction Kenya
Mission Expert: 
Shirish Ravan, UN-SPIDER
Mission Profile: 
<p>The mission included a meeting with the UN-SPIDER National Focal Point and with representatives of ISDR/Africa and the Kenyan Humanitarian Forum chaired by OCHA, as well as a meeting with the Rift Valley provincial disaster-risk reduction platform. </p>
Mission Outcome: 
<p>The mission allowed UN-SPIDER to establish closer links with its National Focal Point, the ISDR Africa Office, the Kenyan Humanitarian Forum and the Rift Valley provincial disaster-risk reduction platform. These efforts allowed these entities to become aware of the mission of UN-SPIDER, the type of Technical Advisory Support that it can provide to countries such as Kenya and on the usefulness of space-based information in case of disaster-risk reduction and emergency response.</p> <p>The mission also allowed UN-SPIDER to become aware of on-going efforts in Kenya regarding disaster-risk reduction and emergency response, as well as of the special needs in particular geographic regions of the country which are exposed to landslides and drought.</p>

NASA's satellite Aqua captures floods in Kenya

After floods isolated schools and villages in southeastern Kenya in early May 2012, affected more than 3,000 families in the region around Malindi, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 11/05/2012 - 08:49
latitude: 
-3.21919
longitude: 
40.1169

Drought and Famine in Horn of Africa

Status Update: 7 September 2011 (14:00 CEST)

Disaster Information
Name: 
Famine in Horn of Africa
Region: 
Horn of Africa, Africa
Occurance Date: 
22/07/2011

SERVIR

The SERVIR mechanism is a joint venture between NASA and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that integrates satellite observations, ground-based data and forec

Flood in Kenya

Floods have affected more than 340 families countrywide following torrential rains.

Disaster Information
Name: 
Flood in Kenya
Region: 
Kenya
Occurance Date: 
03/09/2010
latitude: 
1.22639
longitude: 
36.2631

Floods in Kenya

Since March 1st 2010, the long rains have been pounding most parts of Kenya resulting in flood situations in parts of the Kenya.

Disaster Information
Name: 
Floods in Kenya
Region: 
Kenya
Occurance Date: 
01/05/2010
latitude: 
3.51698
longitude: 
39.055

UN-SPIDER at the Second Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Nairobi

Following the invitation of the organisers, UN-SPIDER participated in the Second Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction that took place from 14 to 16 April 2010 at the Kenyatta Int

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 30/04/2010 - 11:18
latitude: 
-1.28333
longitude: 
36.8167

Flood in Kenya

Heavy rainfall at the onset of the Long Rains Season (Mar - Jun) has caused flooding in several locations affecting over 8,000 people.

Disaster Information
Name: 
Flood in Kenya
Region: 
Kenya
Occurance Date: 
08/03/2010