UNITAR’S OPERATIONAL SATELLITE APPLICATIONS PROGRAMME (UNOSAT)
UNOSAT is a technology-intensive programme delivering imagery analysis and satellite solutions to relief and development organisations within and outside the UN system to help make a difference in critical areas such as humanitarian relief, human security, strategic territorial and development planning. UNOSAT develops applied research solutions keeping in sight the needs of the beneficiaries at the end of the process.
An area of Bangui, Central African Republic, indicating heavy damage from violence. Imagery collected 21 November 2013 by the WorldView-2 satellite (copyright DigitalGlobe) was compared with imagery collected 6 June 2014 by the Pleiades satellite (copyright Airbus Defence and Space) and shows more than 100 destroyed and damaged structures in this area. In all of Bangui, more than 2,000 destroyed or damaged structured were identified in UNOSAT analysis. In some areas, evidence of reconstruction was also apparent as of 6 June 2014. More information and maps at: http://www.unitar.org/unosat/maps/113