Floods affect more people than any other natural disaster and they have been the most common cause for activating the Charter since it was founded in 2000. Flooding occurs when bodies of water flow onto land that is normally dry.

The source of this overflowing water varies and some of the most common causes are storms and torrential rain, overflowing rivers, lakes, and oceans.


Fig. Flood in Iran on March 27, 2019 by FY-3D.


Fig. Comparison of image before and after the flood in Iran on March 27, 2019 by FY-3D.


Fig. Flood in Venezuela on August 20, 2018 by FY-3D.