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  • This map illustrates satellite-detected flood waters extent and evolution between 08 and 10 March 2017 over Maroantsetra area, Analanjirofo region in Madagascar as detected by TerraSAR-X radar images acquired on 10 and 08 March 2017. Between 08 and 10 March 2017 and within this map extent, waters receded from about 4,270 ha of lands. Many areas within this zone remain affected and ~6,230 ha of lands were still flooded on the 10 March 2017 whereas ~10,500 ha of lands were flooded the 08 March 2017. It corresponds to about 40% decrease. It is likely that flood waters have been systematically underestimated along highly vegetated areas along main river banks and within built-up urban areas because of the special characteristics of the satellite data used. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected flood waters over Maroantsetra area, Analanjirofo region in Madagastcar as observed from the TerraSAR-X radar image acquired on 08 March 2017 compared with to a Radarsat-2 image acquired on 04 May 2014. Several zones seem to be inundated and have experienced an increase of standing waters. These zones are mainly agricultural and/or swamps around the town of Maroantsetra. These waters seem to be the results of the recent heavy rain related also to the cyclone ENAWO-17 which made landfall the 07 March 2017. It is likely that flood waters have been systematically underestimated along highly vegetated areas along main river banks and within built-up urban areas because of the special characteristics of the satellite data used. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates shelters in the area of the Hadalat crossing on the Syrian-Jordanian border. Using a satellite image collected by the WorldView-3 satellite on 04 March 2017, UNOSAT located 1,553 probable shelters. This is a 1% increase in shelters since the previous UNOSAT analysis done using an image collected 24 January 2016. Due to the small size and the irregularity of the shelters it is likely that some shelters may have been missed in this analysis, or some shelters were included erroneously. Due to the scale of this map and the lack of suitable border information at this scale, the border in this map has been excluded. This map is intended for field support and local authorities should be consulted for boundary information. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR-UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates shelters in the area of the Rukban border crossing on the Syrian-Jordanian border. Using a satellite image collected by the WorldView-2 satellite on 17 February 2017, UNOSAT located 6,460 probable shelters along the Jordanian side of the border, 25 kilometers southwest of the Al Waleed crossing. This is a 0.3 percent increase in apparent shelters visible compared to the previous UNOSAT analysis done using an image collected 03 December 2016. Due to the small size and the irregularity of the shelters it is likely that some shelters may have been missed in this analysis, or some shelters were included erroneously. Due to the scale of this map and the lack of suitable border information at this scale, the border in this map has been excluded. This map is intended for field support and local authorities should be consulted for boundary information. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR-UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of displaced persons shelters in the Dalxiska settlement, north of Kismayo, Lower Juba, Somalia. UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis of WorldView-3 satellite imagery acquired 08 September 2016 revealed a total of 2,426 shelters as well as 200 infrastructure and support buildings within the compound. A new shelter zone, labeled camp 2 on the map, is possibly planned north of the main settlement. To the south, camp 1 extends into the town of Dalxiska, often blending in to the city structures. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected flood waters over Save River in Mozambique as observed from the Radarsat-2 images acquired on 17 February 2017 and 05 February 2017. A decrease of surface waters was observed in the 17 February 2017 image compared to the 05 February 2017 image along the Save river. It is likely that flood waters have been systematically underestimated along highly vegetated areas along main river banks and within built-up urban areas because of the special characteristics of the satellite data used. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR UNOSAT.
  • The Tropical Cyclone Dineo-17, is approaching Mozambique coasts and is expected to make landfall The 16 February 2017 in the central province of Inhambane. Potential heavy rainfall are also expected according microwave satellite sensors and might induce flooding in the affected areas. This report provides an analysis on the potentially exposed population per wind speed zones in Mozambique. According to our analysis approximately 250,000 people in Mozambique may be exposed to over 120km/h sustainable wind speeds and 59,000 people might be exposed to 90km/h wind speed. About 1,160,000 people might be exposed to moderate winds of 60km/h.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected fires and environmental damage at and around Al Qayyarah, approximately 60 Km south of Mosul, Iraq. The main frame shows fires and the oil spill as seen in imagery collected between 23 December 2016 and 24 January 2017. Marked in blue are fires that were detected in 23 December 2016 but appear inactive as of 24 January 2017. Insets on the left show the oil spill north of Al Qayyarah, detected with both radar and optical imagery from multiple dates. As seen in the imagery, the oil spill is very close to one of the streams which is incidentally a tributary to the Tigris River; therefore, it is possible that oil is spilling to the river. The spectral signature from thermal imagery also suggest that areas of the oil spill are on fire. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected fires and smoke plumes at oil wells south of Mosul, and also east of Baiji, Iraq. The Mosul fires began with an initial fire at one or two wells on 8 May 2016, lasting less than one day, and intermittently burned in June. The current fire complex began on 3 July with daily fire detections occurring until about 12 July, when the fires greatly increased in number and continued to burn until gradual reductions in detected fires occurred starting in November 2016. The fires east of Baiji have been active since early January 2016. The frequency of smoke plumes (in days) is symbolized in shades of red and yellow, and was calculated using daily MODIS satellite images collected between 18 July 2016 and 24 January 2017. Note that as the plume dissipates then areas of thinner smoke are not detected in this process. The inset on the top right corner shows the infrared data from a Landsat image collected on 24 January 2017, indicating the Mosul fires in white. The inset on the top left corner, from 21 January 2017, shows the same area in real color. Additionally, precipitation data from NASA's IMERG algorithm was included to evaluate instances of rainfall intersecting the smoke plume. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected damage density in a portion of the city of Deir Ez Zor, Syrian Arab Republic. Using satellite imagery acquired 25 May 2016, 10 May 2015, 13 May 2014, and 24 October 2013, UNITAR - UNOSAT identified a total of 4,595 affected structures within the city. Approximately 786 of these were destroyed, 1,386 severely damaged, and 2,423 moderately damaged. While much of the city was damaged by 10 May 2015, 1,344 structures were newly damaged and 67 structures experienced an increase in damage between that date and 25 May 2016. This analysis does not include pre-war military bases and facilities. This analysis was done as part of the REACH initiative for the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected damage east of the city of Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic. Using satellite imagery acquired 02 April 2016, UNITAR - UNOSAT identified a total of 17,043 affected structures within and around the Jobar neighborhood and the city of Irbin. Approximately 4,492 of these were destroyed, 7,032 severely damaged, and 5,525 moderately damaged. This analysis was done as part of a broader analysis of areas around Damascus, and the full analysis revealed a total of 24,391 affected structures, of which 7,346 were destroyed, 9,423 severely damaged, and 7,622 moderately damaged. This analysis does not include pre-war military bases and facilities. This analysis was done as part of the REACH initiative for the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected damage density east of the city of Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic. Using satellite imagery acquired 02 April 2016, UNITAR - UNOSAT identified a total of 17,043 affected structures within and around the Jobar neighborhood and the city of Irbin. Approximately 4,492 of these were destroyed, 7,032 severely damaged, and 5,525 moderately damaged. This analysis was done as part of a broader analysis of areas around Damascus, and the full analysis revealed a total of 24,391 affected structures, of which 7,346 were destroyed, 9,423 severely damaged, and 7,622 moderately damaged. This analysis does not include pre-war military bases and facilities. This analysis was done as part of the REACH initiative for the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected damage density in the city of Daraa, Syrian Arab Republic. Using satellite imagery acquired 16 April 2016, 04 June 2015, 01 May 2014, 07 September 2013, and 14 December 2010, UNITAR - UNOSAT identified a total of 1180 affected structures, of which 217 were destroyed, 400 severely damaged, and 563 moderately damaged. This analysis does not include pre-war military bases and facilities. Trend analysis shows an increase in the number of damaged structures since 04 June 2015 and 190 structures are newly damaged. This analysis was done as part of the REACH initiative for the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected damage density in the city of Daraa, Syrian Arab Republic. Using satellite imagery acquired 04 June 2015, 01 May 2014, 07 September 2013, and 14 December 2010, UNITAR - UNOSAT identified a total of 990 affected structures, of which 152 were destroyed, 358 severely damaged, and 480 moderately damaged. This analysis does not include pre-war military bases and facilities. Trend analysis shows an increase in the number of damaged structures since 1 May 2014 and approximately 618 structures are newly damaged. This analysis was done as part of the REACH initiative for the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected damage and destruction in a portion of the city of Hama, Hama Governorate, Syria. Using satellite imagery acquired 06 July and 30 June 2016, 05 March 2014, 26 September 2013, and 06 August 2010, UNITAR - UNOSAT identified a total of 5,968 affected structures, of which 4,969 were destroyed, 345 severely damaged, and 654 moderately damaged. This analysis does not include pre-war military bases and facilities. This analysis was done as part of the REACH initiative for the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected damage density in the city of Hama, Hama Governorate, Syria. Using satellite imagery acquired 06 July and 30 June 2016, 05 March 2014, 26 September 2013, and 06 August 2010, UNITAR - UNOSAT identified a total of 5,968 affected structures, of which 4,969 were destroyed, 345 severely damaged, and 654 moderately damaged. This analysis does not include pre-war military bases and facilities. This analysis was done as part of the REACH initiative for the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected damage density in the city of Hama, Hama Governorate, Syria. Using satellite imagery acquired 05 March 2014, 26 September 2013, and 06 August 2010, UNITAR - UNOSAT identified a total of 5,224 affected structures, of which 4,664 were destroyed, 215 severely damaged, and 345 moderately damaged. This analysis does not include pre-war military bases and facilities. This analysis was done as part of the REACH initiative for the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected fires and smoke plumes at oil wells south of Mosul, and also east of Baiji, Iraq. The Mosul fires began with an initial fire at one or two wells on 8 May 2016, lasting less than one day, and intermittently burned in June. The current fire complex began on 3 July with daily fire detections occurring until about 12 July, when the fires greatly increased in number and continued to burn until gradual reductions in detected fires occurred starting in November 2016. The fires east of Baiji have been active since early January 2016. The frequency of smoke plumes (in days) is symbolized in shades of red and yellow, and was calculated using daily MODIS satellite images collected between 18 July 2016 and 7 January 2017. Note that as the plume dissipates then areas of thinner smoke are not detected in this process. The inset on the top right corner shows the infrared data from a Landsat image collected on 23 December 2016, indicating the Mosul fires in white. The inset on the top left corner, from 1 January 2017, shows the same area in real color. Additionally, precipitation data from NASA's IMERG algorithm was included to evaluate instances of rainfall intersecting the smoke plume. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected damage density in the city of Deir Ez Zor, Syrian Arab Republic. Using satellite imagery acquired 10 May 2015, 13 May 2014, 24 October 2013, and 05 December 2010 UNITAR - UNOSAT identified a total of 3,435 affected structures within the city. Approximately 538 of these were destroyed, 1,153 severely damaged, and 1,744 moderately damaged. While much of the city was damaged by 13 May 2014, 349 structures were newly damaged and 70 structures experienced an increase in damage between that date and 10 May 2015. This analysis was done as part of the REACH initiative for the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected damage density in the city of Idlib, Syrian Arab Republic. Using satellite imagery acquired 01 August 2016, 06 April 2015, 02 May 2014, and 15 September 2013 UNITAR - UNOSAT identified a total of 1,267 affected structures within the city. Approximately 278 of these were destroyed, 353 severely damaged, and 636 moderately damaged. While much of the city was damaged by 06 April 2015, 768 structures were newly damaged and 39 structures experienced an increase in damage between that date and 01 August 2016. This analysis was done as part of the REACH initiative for the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected damage density in the city of Idlib, Syrian Arab Republic. Using satellite imagery acquired 06 April 2015, 02 May 2014, 15 September 2013, and 22 March 2010 UNITAR - UNOSAT identified a total of 545 affected structures within the city. Approximately 176 of these were destroyed, 180 severely damaged, and 189 moderately damaged. While much of the city was damaged by 02 May 2014, 249 structures were newly damaged and 5 structures experienced an increase in damage between that date and 06 April 2015. This analysis was done as part of the REACH initiative for the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected damage in a portion of the city of Deir Ez Zor, Syrian Arab Republic. Using satellite imagery acquired 25 May 2016, 10 May 2015, 13 May 2014, and 24 October 2013, UNITAR - UNOSAT identified a total of 4,673 affected structures within the city. Approximately 802 of these were destroyed, 1,410 severely damaged, and 2,461 moderately damaged. While much of the city was damaged by 10 May 2015, 1,389 structures were newly damaged and 66 structures experienced an increase in damage between that date and 25 May 2016. This analysis was done as part of the REACH initiative for the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates satellite-detected damage in the city of Idlib, Syrian Arab Republic. Using satellite imagery acquired 01 August 2016, 06 April 2015, 02 May 2014, and 15 September 2013 UNITAR - UNOSAT identified a total of 1,267 affected structures within the city. Approximately 278 of these were destroyed, 353 severely damaged, and 636 moderately damaged. While much of the city was damaged by 06 April 2015, 768 structures were newly damaged and 39 structures experienced an increase in damage between that date and 01 August 2016. This analysis was done as part of the REACH initiative for the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates the percentage of buildings damaged in the city of Aleppo, Syrian Arabic Republic, as determined by satellite imagery analysis. Using satellite imagery acquired 18 September 2016, 01 May 2015, 26 April 2015, 23 May 2014, 23 September 2013, and 21 November 2010, UNOSAT identified a total of 33,521 damaged structures within the extent of this map. These damaged structures are compared with total numbers of buildings found in a pre-conflict satellite image collected in 2009 to determine the percentage of damaged buildings across the city. Based on this analysis and in the map extent, in 19 neighborhoods the number of damaged buildings is more than 40%. The most damaged is Al Aqabeh with 65.61% of buildings damaged and the most significant change since UNOSAT’s 2015 analysis is Khalidiyeh, which increased in percentage damage from 4.20% to 55.80%. Note that this analysis considers only damage in residential areas and excludes industrial areas. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
  • This map illustrates the percentage of buildings damaged in the city of Aleppo, Syrian Arabic Republic, as determined by satellite imagery analysis. Using satellite imagery acquired 18 September 2016, 01 May 2015, 26 April 2015, 23 May 2014, 23 September 2013, and 21 November 2010, UNOSAT identified a total of 33,521 damaged structures within the extent of this map. These damaged structures are compared with total numbers of buildings found in a pre-conflict satellite image collected in 2009 to determine the percentage of damaged buildings across the city. Note that this analysis considers only damage in residential areas and excludes industrial areas. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.