Humanitarian Operations And Health
Humanitarian aid is the provision of financial, material and technical assistance to people in need. Short-term aid is usually given until long-term assistance from governments and other organizations kicks in.
This type of aid is provided to the homeless, refugees and victims of natural disasters, wars and famine.
Monitoring of Security Threats
To be properly prepared for emergencies and response operations it is essential to have quick and convenient access to accurate and up-to-date information.
High-resolution satellite images contain valuable information for emergency preparations, risk assessment, damage evaluation and post-disaster clear-up operations.
EOS’s functionality can help humanitarian aid officials to:
- plan evacuation operations;
- plan emergency aid;
- evaluate damage;
- manage reconstruction operations.
There are six key areas of activity, listed below by degree of importance and priority:
- Search and rescue
- Provision of shelter
- Provision of food
of drinking water
- Medical and social support
- Protection against
violence and intimidation
Planning of Humanitarian Aid
Based on data provided by the EOS, humanitarian services can increase the effectiveness of the assessment of extreme situations for the preparation of accurate assistance plans for victims. These plans must also be constantly updated.
EOS offers a wide spectrum of functionality for humanitarian aid organizations:
of drought zones
of air quality
- Maps of humanitarian
aid and disaster zones
on the population,
- Monitoring of water
use during planting
and farm irrigation