UNOSAT rapid mapping begins in flooded Sudan

UNOSAT rapid mapping begins in flooded Sudan

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Flood-hit-Sudan-courtesy-OCHAEurope: UNOSAT rapid mapping has been activated early in the flood affected areas of Sudan by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). It has also prompted the triggering of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters.

As of August 5, the UNOSAT experts have been getting data free of charge from the Space Agencies part of the Charter mechanism. The China Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application (CRESDA) is coordinating the Charter operations for this emergency.

Six maps have been delivered by UNOSAT since August 5. Data from radar satellites from Canada and Germany is also being used to outline the extent of the flooded areas on the ground.

Source: UNITAR