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UN-SPIDER newsletter, May 2012


This edition of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) newsletter describes four UN-SPIDER missions which promote disaster risk reduction (DRR): the mission to promote mitigation efforts and to strengthen resilience to floods, landslides, earthquakes, droughts, and fires in Myanmar; the mission to assess the current DRR capacity in Tonga; the mission to instruct Mesoamerican professionals in the uses of radar imaging for flood mitigation in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Belize; and the mission to instruct professionals in the uses of space technology to reduce disaster risks and losses in India.

Keywords

  • Themes:Capacity Development, Disaster Risk Management, Social Impacts & Resilience, Space Technology
  • Hazards:Drought, Earthquake, Flood, Land Slide, Wild Fire
  • Countries/Regions:Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Tonga

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/34041

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