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  1. SPOT 5 aids relief effort in Asia

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    January 12, 2005

    Banda Aceh lies in ruins after being hit by the tsunami of unprecedented proportions on 26 December 2004. A quarter of this Indonesian city’s population of 400,000 died in the tragedy. Organizing the relief effort is proving difficult and the threat of epidemics is now looming. Space agencies have tasked their Earth observation satellites under the to aid relief efforts.

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