How satellite data save lives

Satellite data can contribute in many ways to the relief of human need, both in the context of emergency aid and in longer-term development cooperation. Examples of its use are the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters", which was called on after the major earthquake in Haiti, ILRI's index-based livestock insurance scheme and Amnesty International's Eyes on Darfur project. 
 
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