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Red Cross asks for help in search for flooded areas in Asia

Red Cross asks for help in search for flooded areas in Asia

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The Red Cross calls upon the Dutch to help with the mapping of the flood-affected Nepal, Bangladesh and India.

According to the aid organization to know workers in some cases, not where the affected villages are located or how they can come to goods. The Red Cross has therefore decided to help to ask.

With the help of satellite images can be volunteers, roads, buildings, rivers and open places subscribe. According to the Red Cross can “everyone” contribute to the search. “If people are half an hour behind the computer, sit down, have we come a long way. We hope that in this way the area as quickly as possible in the card will be charged”, said a spokesman.

According to the organization, more than sixteen million people were affected by the floods. Millions of people faced food shortages and diseases caused by the contaminated water. The aid organisation fears that the situation will deteriorate due to the persistent rain.

“We have often requested help with mapping of areas, but never in this way. But there is now a hurry. There should be fast everywhere to get help. People in the areas themselves have now also no time for it. They focus on the relief efforts.”

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