GDACSGlobal Disaster Alert and Coordination System (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; European Commission)
GDACSGeneric Data Acquisition and Control System
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The cyclone was strong enough to have a "high humanitarian impact" on nearly 11 million people, the GDACS said in an updated bulletin.
In addition, as of Sunday afternoon, the European Commission activated two satellite data systems: GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System), a joint EU-UN programme, which includes an earthquake satellite mapping system providing accurate data about shocks and after-shocks in the Van region; SAFER, a satellite system which provides (weather permitting) high-resolution photographs of the most affected areas, a tool for optimising rescue and reconstruction operations," it added.