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UN-SPIDER and DLR's ZKI offer help after cyclone Nargis
On 2 May 2008, tropical cyclone 'Nargis' swept over Myanmar (Burma) and left behind a path of destruction. Official reports noted a death toll of more than 30 000 people alongside 40 000 missing. With official information being restricted, the full extent of the disaster was unclear for a long time. Using data from the newly-launched German radar satellite TerraSAR-X (DLR/Infoterra) and ALOS/PALSAR (JAXA), the DLR Centre for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) based near Munich, Germany has been producing maps of the affected areas. These maps are used for the preparation and coordination of international relief efforts.
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Created: 15/05/2008 16:30:00