Open Imagery for Disaster Response in Sierra Leone and South Asia

Earlier this week, both Sierra Leone and South Asia experienced devastating disasters. In Sierra Leone, massive flooding and mudslides have killed nearly 400 people, completely destroying communities and making search and rescue efforts extremely difficult.

Halfway across the world, in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, monsoon floods have displaced millions of families and caused the deaths of at least 175. The Nepal Red Cross fears that a much worse humanitarian crisis will occur with shortages of safe drinking water and food.

To support the disaster response in-country, DigitalGlobe is releasing before and after imagery of the areas impacted. To ensure these imagery and data can be of most assistance to relief efforts, they will be available under a CC-BY-SA-NC 4.0 license, which means you can use, share and adapt the imagery with attribution to the source (DigitalGlobe © 2017) and cannot use the imagery for commercial purposes.

DigitalGlobe will also be coordinating with partners like Humanitarian Open Street Map (HOT), the United Nations, and others to disseminate information as quickly and broadly as possible. Please feel free to share this post with your networks to bring awareness to the available imagery and data. DigitalGlobe will continue collecting new images over affected areas throughout the week.

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We will continue to update this post as information and imagery becomes available.