The first hazards and vulnerability Atlas was launched on Tuesday 18th August, 2015 in Lilongwe, Malawi. The Atlas was officially launched by the Principal Secretary of Disaster Management Affairs, Malawi, in the presence of the Principal Secretary of Lands, Housing & Urban Development, Malawi, and the Principal Secretary of Defense,
On August 12 explosions occurred at a warehouse, where loads of highly toxic substances, largely sodium cyanide, were being kept at Tianjin port city. A day later, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation used eight of its satellite constellation to assess the rescue and damage operations during the emergency response.
Massimo Amorosi from Africa Union’s Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) coordinating office visited the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development earlier in the day. He was received by Dr. Hussein Farah (Director General) on behalf of the management of the Centre. Afterwards, they had a brief closed-
Around the world, natural disasters and their impacts have been on the rise. Developing countries are especially vulnerable to floods, droughts, and other extreme events. Malawi is among the most at risk. The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), through its NASA/USAID supported SERVIR-Eastern and