Astrium Services’ solutions allow quick and easy access to up-to-date, accurate and timely geo-information and provide reliable and cost-effective answers to civil protection and rescue services, humanitarian relief community and all risk managers. Since 2011, growing numbers of refugees have been flocking to camps in Kenya and Somalia, forced by a severe drought that affected the entire East Africa region. Considered to be the worst in 60 years, it has caused a severe food crisis across these countries, threatening the livelihood of millions of people. Astrium’s SPOT 5, FORMOSAT-2 and TerraSAR-X satellite images have been published to document the expansion of refugee camps and to support NGOs and humanitarian relief teams on the ground. These images are centered on the semi-arid town of Dadaab, Kenya, the largest refugee camp in the world, which covers a total area of 50 square kilometres. The project is being supported by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. In addition, the SMOS satellite also contributed to easing the crisis in mid-2011: with measurements four times as accurate as those of other sensors, its data was used by NGOs to prepare initiatives in an attempt to combat famine in this area.