[HOT] Fw: [CrisisMappers] Fwd: [SpaceAid] Charter Activation Request for imminent artificial dam leakage in Pakistan
mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Mon May 17 05:50:11 BST 2010
HOT ... not a lot we can do without imagery, but wondering if anyone had been tracking this?
== Mikel Maron ==
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From: Patrick Meier (CrisisMappers) <patrick at crisismappers.net>
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Subject: [CrisisMappers] Fwd: [SpaceAid] Charter Activation Request for imminent artificial dam leakage in Pakistan
Apologies for double posting. Are any CrisisMappers mobilizing around this?
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From: UN Space Aid <spaceaid at unoosa.org>
Date: Wed, May 12, 2010 at 12:27 PM
Subject: [SpaceAid] Charter Activation Request for imminent artificial dam leakage in Pakistan
To: spaceaid at ungiwg.org
Cc: Peter PODPROCKY <Peter.PODPROCKY at unoosa.org>, UN Space Aid <spaceaid at unoosa.org>, Lorant CZARAN <Lorant.CZARAN at unoosa.org>
This is to inform you that at the request of UNOCHA Pakistan, UNOOSA has requested the activation of the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters to monitor a situation with regard to imminent spilling of water from an artificial dam in the area of Hunza River in Pakistan.
On 4 January 2010, a massive landslide triggered a nearly 1.5 KM wide blockage (referred to as the ‘Dam’) across Hunza River and Karakoram Highway (KKH) at Ataabad, 15 KMs east of Karimabad ( Hunza-Nagar district). The blockage of the Hunza River has created a Lake that extends nearly 15 kilometers into Gojal Tehsil of upper Hunza. 110 families have been displaced and valuable agricultural land and fruit orchards are lost. 30,000 population in upper Hunza, as a consequence, is isolated from market access and essential social services. The Lake water is expected to overtop / outflow through the 30 meters deep spillway (under construction) within the next days. As per UNOCHA there is immediate danger to life and property. Satellite imagery is needed to monitor, plan evacuation and support possible response actions.
Please find below the coordinates of the Area of Interest for your information.
Lat. : 36°28'54.73"N
Lat. : 35°21'55.28"N
Lon.: 74° 4'56.19"E
Respective space-based information and contact details will be made available at: http://www.un-spider.org/
If you require immediate specific information, please send your requests to: spaceaid at unoosa.org
with best regards,
spaceaid at unoosa.org
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