In mid-May 2014, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia experienced the worst flood in over 120 years. The extreme floods had been caused by heavy rainfall during three days, from 14 to 16 May 2014. In Bosnia, one third of the country was flooded affecting over one million people. According to BBC, officials stated that more than a quarter of the population has no access to clean water. In Serbia, tens of thousands of people had to be evacuated from their homes. Losses are being estimated to amount to a billion Euros.
UN-SPIDER compiled a list of the satellite-based resources and maps for the ongoing floods in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia provided by various international mechanisms and other providers of maps and satellite-based information.
Since 12 December, a winter storm, Alexa, has struck the Middle East causing days of snow and heavy rain. The, reportedly, worst storm of the region in over sixty years, has resulted in flooding in the Gaza Strip that has forced the evacuation of over 5000 people.
On 29 November 2013, the Iraqi government requested UN-SPIDER to provide satellite images to monitor and manage floods in Baghdad city. UN-SPIDER arranged to provide high resolution satellite images from China National Space Administration (CNSA).
In June 2013, North India experienced heavy rainfall that triggered devastating floods and landslides in the states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. The early monsoon rains causing the floods are believed to be the heaviest in 80 years. As of 24 June 2013, more than 600 people are confirmed dead while 80,000 have been rescued.
On 10 January 2013 the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" was activated for floods in the Middle East to provide satellite imagery and derived maps. UN-SPIDER/UNOOSA requested the activation on behalf of UNOCHA, Pt Jerusalem Office. The National Space Organization (NSPO) already provided a Formosat2 image taken on 12 January 2013 over Palestine. The Imagery was processed by the FCU (Feng Chia University) GIS team.
Intense and continuous rains brought on by tropical depression TD17F caused flooding in large parts of Fiji.In some places more than 300 mm of rain fell in less than 24 hours since the early hours of 30 March and subsequent flash flooding caught many by surprise. So far three deaths have been reported.
Floods in South-Central Vietnam have cost the lives of 29 people and more than 39,212 flooded or damaged houses. As of this morning, a low pressure zone in the East Sea has strengthened into a tropical depression causing strong winds and medium to heavy rain in provinces from Thua Thien - Hue to Binh Dinh in the next 24h.