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.
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.
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.