Niger

Virtual technical advisory support to Niger

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Tue, 01/09/2020 to Sat, 31/10/2020

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UN-SPIDER also conducted an online meeting with the General Directorate for Civil Protection of the Niger to provide an overview of the UN-SPIDER programme and its technical advisory support activities, in particular, with a view to engaging in joint activities in the future. 

Niger General Directorate for Civil Protection (DGPC)

DGPC logo.

The General Directorate of Civil Protection (DGPC) is part of the Ministry of the Interior, Public Security, Decentralisation and Customary and Religious Affairs.

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UN-SPIDER Updates September 2018

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Mon, 01/10/2018
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World Bank project maps and models flood risk in Niger

An image of Niamey from a drone. Image: Drone Africa Services.

The government of Niger, in partnership with the World Bank and a team of local volunteers, steps up the gathering of data on Niamey’s exposure to floods using drone and open source data to support disaster preparedness.

The initiative started with a team of volunteers, students and young professionals who used an open source mobile application to build a database on exposed people and assets in Niamey, the capital city. 

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Wed, 26/09/2018 - 10:14

UN-SPIDER Updates August 2017

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Mon, 18/09/2017
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UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER requests activation of Copernicus Emergency Management Service - Mapping for Niger floods

Flood in Niger in 2012.

Heavy rains and serious flooding at the end of August caused destruction of infrastructure in several parts of Niger. In the capital, Niamey, the authorities order thousands to leave their houses. Since the start of the rainy season in May, torrential rains and resulting floods in the country has caused more than 40 deaths, with more than 82,000 people affected. Last week, over 100mm of rain were recorded in Niamey.

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Mon, 11/09/2017 - 18:28

International Charter activated for floods in three Western African countries

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been activated three times in the past two days to provide satellite imagery and maps regarding floods in Niger, Senegal and Nigeria. West African nations experience torrential rains during their annual rain season, but this season has been reported as the worst in 50 years.

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Wed, 29/08/2012 - 16:16

Princeton system tracks drought to aid disaster relief

Drought is often the precursor to disaster, but getting leads on its stealthy approach through remote or war-torn areas can be so difficult that relief agencies sometimes have little time to react before a bad situation becomes a calamity. The problem is that there is often no easy way to get data about water supplies in these areas — water monitoring stations don't exist, or they don't work, or they are simply too dangerous to operate.

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Fri, 24/02/2012 - 15:53
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