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International Charter: Space and Major Disasters

International Charter activated in Australia due to a tropical Cyclone

satellite image of cyclone Eta at its strongest

International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 11 April. Geoscience Australia requested the activation because of the expected Cyclone Ita. 

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Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:06
latitude: 
-16.9203
longitude: 
145.771

Bolivia: International Charter activated for rainfall, floods, and landslides

satellite image of floods in Bolivia

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated yesterday, on request of UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, due to heavy rainfall, floods, and landslides in the departments of La

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Thu, 13/02/2014 - 10:17
latitude: 
-16.2902
longitude: 
-63.5887

Burundi: International Charter activated due to floods and landslides

Lake Tanganyika from space

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated yesterday, on request of UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, in order to provide satellite-based maps of floods and landslides in B

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Wed, 12/02/2014 - 11:11
latitude: 
-3.37306
longitude: 
29.9189

South Korea: International Charter activated for severe snowfall

True color image of heavy snowfall in South Korea

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been activated today, following the request from the National Institute for Disaster Prevention of South Korea.

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Mon, 10/02/2014 - 14:51
latitude: 
35.9078
longitude: 
127.767

Zimbabwe: International Charter activated for floods

Satellite image of Zimbabwe, taken by Envisat

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been activated on 7 February following the request of UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of OCHA Zimbabwe.

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Fri, 07/02/2014 - 15:48
latitude: 
-19.0154
longitude: 
29.1549

UK: International Charter activation due to ongoing struggle with floods

satellite image of snow covered UK

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been activated for the third time in the last three months for flood events in the United Kingdom.

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Thu, 06/02/2014 - 16:17
latitude: 
52.3555
longitude: 
-1.17432

Vietnam: International Charter activated due to Typhoon Haiyan

On 10 November 2013, the International Charter was activated for Vietnam

On 10 November 2013, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for Vietnam, where Tropical Storm Haiyan made landfall on early Monday morning bringing concerns whether it w

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Mon, 11/11/2013 - 14:01
latitude: 
14.0583
longitude: 
108.277

The Philippines: International Charter activated due to Typhoon

On November 8, 2013 the International Charter was activated

On November 8, 2013 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated, as requested by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, due to the landfall made by super Typhoon Haiyan over the

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Fri, 08/11/2013 - 15:06
latitude: 
10.63
longitude: 
124.951

Indonesia: International Charter activated after volcanic eruption

Activation of the International Charter

On 03 November 2013, the Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra erupted for the third time in three months, causing an ash plume 7 km high.

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Wed, 06/11/2013 - 16:07
latitude: 
3.17111
longitude: 
98.3903

Senegal: International Charter activated due to floods in Dakar

Senegal's rainy season this year has led to flooding

Due to flooding in Dakar caused by heavy rains, on 25 August 2013, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated to support Senegal with its flood response efforts.

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Fri, 30/08/2013 - 10:03
latitude: 
14.7645
longitude: 
-17.366