disaster and emergency

International Charter activated for wildfires in Montenegro

Montenegro faced a series of wildfires along the Adriatic coast in July 2017 due to the hot summer temperature and dry weather. Hundreds of tourists and residents have been evacuated from the Lustica peninsula.

Strong winds accompanying the hot summer and arid conditions fueled the fires to spread across Lustica peninsula and threatening the towns of Herceg Novi, Tivat and the capital Podgorica.

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Drought triggers National Emergency in Bolivia

Bolivia. Image: NASA

On 21 November 2016 president Evo Morales declared a national emergency due to a severe and extended drought intensified by El Nino. The reservoirs providing water to the Bolivian capital, La Paz, are almost dry, provoking water rationing in that city.

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CONAE provides maps to fight fires in the Andes

Spotlights Heat Map based on MODIS images for February 2015

The Argentinian National Space Activities Commission (CONAE), host to a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office, is providing heat spotlight maps based on satellite images that show the environmental conditions of the Andean-Patagonian native forests, which is crucial information to mitigate the fires in the province of Chubut, Argentina.

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