The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites – Eumetsat – formally became the newest member of the International Charter ‘Space and Major Disasters’ on 5 July.
The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 29 June
On Saturday, heavy rains fell in B.C's Shuswap region, where more than 340 people were ordered out of their homes into the community of Sicamous area in Vancouver, Canada.
The second issue of Newsletter takes a glance at types and frequency of Charter activations in 2011, which, as it says, has been a busy year for the Charter Member Agencies.
On Saturday evening 19 May 2012, the Volcano "Fuego" in Guatemala had a strong eruption, which led to the evacuation of some communities located on its foothills.
The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated on 12 May 2012 by the China National Committee for Disaster Reduction for major floods in Gansu Province.
Heavy rain, which began in March, has caused the Pilcomayo river in Paraguay to overflow; resulting in flooding throughout the country.
UN-SPIDER supports the response efforts to the recent floods impacting Fiji. Intense and continuous rains brought on by tropical depressionTD17F caused flooding in large parts of Fiji.
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