Humanitarian assistance and aid are material and logistical actions undertaken to help people in need. Humanitarian assistance endeavours to save lives, reduce suffering, and ensure that human dignity is protected even during times of crisis.
Space-based technologies provide unique contributions to the international humanitarian system. Remotely sensed data and space-based communications technologies, for instance, often provide valuable assistance with logistical planning, rapid decision-making and resource allocation and can thereby improve the ways in which humanitarian assistance is designed and delivered.
For more information, see:
United Nations Office at Vienna
Vienna International Centre
Tel.: +43-1 26060-84950