International Charter Space and Major Disasters

International Charter activated for flooding in northern Vietnam

Heavy rainfall in Vietnam between October and November 2008 (Image: NASA)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for flooding in Vietnam on 30 July at 16:00 (UTC+02:00). The mechanism was triggered by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UN ESCAP.

The torrential rain that the northern area of Vietnam has experienced, the heaviest in forty years, started on 26 July and has caused the inundation of thousands of homes and left at least 17 dead.  

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International Charter activated for Kick’em Jenny volcano impact in Grenada

Kick’em Jenny volcano, located just off the coast of Grenada (Image: NASA)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on Friday, 24 July, to mitigate the potential impact that the Kick 'em Jenny underwater volcano could have on Grenada, island country in the Caribbean Sea. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) sent the request to activate the mechanism on behalf of Montserrat Volcano Observatory and Government of Grenada.

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International Charter activated for floods in Brazil

The Solimoes River, a branch of the Amazon River in northern Brazil, has caused major floods in the Amazonas state (Image: Catedral Verde - Floresta Amazonica)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 11 June 2015 at 21:37:56 (UTC+02:00) due to major floods in northern Brazil.

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International Charter activated for Calbuco Volcano eruption in Chile

Southern Chile has been several times affected by volcano eruptions. 2009 Chaitén Volcano (Image: NASA)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been activated today, 23 April, after Calbuco Volcano, in the Los Lagos Region of Chile, erupted twice in less than 24 hours. The mechanism was activated by the National 

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International Charter: Latest newsletter available

Extract from latest International Charter newsletter

The latest newsletter of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters has been released with information about the last Executive Secretariat and Board meeting as well as the main events covered by the International Charter during 2014.

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International Charter activated for an oil spill off the coast of Viet Nam

Satellite picture of Vietnam (Image: Wikipedia)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for an oil spill off the coast of Viet Nam. The mechanism was activated by the Asian

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Argentina: International Charter activated due to flood events

Aerial view of the Parana River acquired by NASA on 11 June 2014

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 12 June 2014 to provide satellite-based maps of the ongoing flood events in northern Argentina. The activation was requested by SIFEM-DNPC (Sistema Federal de Emergencias - Dirección Nacional de Protección Civil) and by our Regional Support Office in Argentina - the Comisión Nacional de Activitades Espaciales (CONAE).

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Oman: International Charter activated due to flood

One person has been reported killed in the flooding

Due to floods on Oman, USGS on behalf of National Civil Defense and Ambulance General Authority of Oman requested the activation of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters for 22 November 2013.

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