Since 12 December, a winter storm, Alexa, has struck the Middle East causing days of snow and heavy rain.
On 29 November 2013, the Iraqi government requested UN-SPIDER to provide satellite images to monitor and manage floods in Baghdad city.
In June 2013, North India experienced heavy rainfall that triggered devastating floods and landslides in the states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.
In early June 2013, widespread flooding in central Europe has inundated swathes of Austria, Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, killing at least 15 people.
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.
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
Massive flooding that has swept through Queensland, Australia, and claimed at least one life will likely force the evacuation of at least 1,000 people
Floods in South-Central Vietnam have cost the lives of 29 people and more than 39,212 flooded or damaged houses.
305 families affected by heavy rains that destroyed their homes in Aragua state and caused landslides.
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