UNOSAT tasked with impact assessment from space over Nicaragua and Salvador
Last week Tropical Storm Ida caused weather instability and heavy rains throughout Central America. Nicaragua and El Salvador were the most affected countries with 130 deaths, unconfirmed number of missing people, and thousands homeless in Salvador and some 23,000 people affected and thousands evacuations in Nicaragua.
UNOSAT is engaged in supporting the UN system during emergency respond actions through its Humanitarian Rapid Mapping Service. The service may be activated 24/7 by any UN agency and office worldwide and it comes at no cost for the humanitarian community thanks to predictable donor support. UNOSAT has relied on free data generated by the Charter for the benefit of the UN for almost 25% of its rapid mapping activations since the United Nations have been given access to the Charter Space and Major Disasters in 2003.