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Update 5: Reduction of Somali IDP Shelter Concentrations in Mogadishu, Somalia (2 May 2012 - 3 June 2013)

Published:Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:47:23 GMT
A total of 379 spatially distinct IDP shelter concentrations were identified as of 3 June 2013 within Mogadishu, representing a decrease of 134 IDP sites since the last UNOSAT analysis which used an image from 2 May 2012. An estimate of the total number of IDP structures located in Mogadishu indicates a minimum figure of at least 61,000 mostly informal shelters. The number of IDP camps has significantly reduced in multiple areas of Mogadishu. This report is the fifth in a series of IDP analyses done by UNOSAT since 2011 and is based on a time-series analysis of shelter concentrations within the city of Mogadishu using multiple satellite images acquired between 30 March 2011 and 3 June 2013. This assessment has not yet been validated in the field. Please send feedback to UNITAR/UNOSAT.

Shelters detected in Luuq, Gedo Province, Somalia

Published:Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:33:50 GMT
This map illustrates satellite-detected shelters for displaced persons in Luuq, Somalia. Using a WorldView-2 image collected on 19 December 2012 and compared to a QuickBird image from 12 February 2011, UNOSAT located and marked 1034 shelters inside 10 settlements found primarily to the north and east of the town of Luuq. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

INFORMAL IDP SHELTERS IN BORDER TOWN OF DOOLOW, SOMALIA

Published:Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:47:23 GMT
This map illustrates IDP shelter changes near Doolow, Somalia as visible in satellite imagery acquired 3 March 2013 . As of 3 March 2013 shelters within Qansalay IDP settlement south west of Doolow decreased by 5 when compared to an image from 31 July 2012. Shelters within Kabasa settlement east of Doolow have increased by 401, representing an increase of 22.5% since 31 July 2012. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

Informal IDP Shelters in border town of Doolow, Somalia (between 07 June 2012 - 31 July 2012)

Published:Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:37:31 GMT
This map illustrates IDP shelter changes near Doolow, Somalia as visible in satellite imagery between 07 June 2012 and 31 July 2012. As of 31 July shelters within the two IDP settlements near Doolow, designated as Kabasa and Qansalay, have decreased in number by 20% since 7 June 2012. Specifically, the Kabasa settlement includes 1,783 shelters as of 31 July 2012, down from 2,183 shelters on 7 June 2012. The Qansalay settlement includes 890 shelters as of 31 July 2012, down from 1,155 shelters on 7 June 2012. This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

Atlas of Dolo, Ethiopia and Somalia Border town of Doolow

Published:Tue, 7 Aug 2012 12:37:31 GMT
This atlas provides detailed pre-crisis satellite imagery coverage over the main border crossing for Somali refugees entering Ethiopia, over the border towns of Dolo, Ethiopia and Doolow, Somalia. It is produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT in support of international humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa following the extreme drought. The atlas is based on satellite imagery acquired on 7 June 2012 and has been designed for easy printing and readability on A4 and A3 paper. Individual map sheets were designed at 1:2,500 scale.

Informal IDP Shelters in border town of Doolow, Somalia (between 26 October 2010-07 June 2012

Published:Tue, 7 Aug 2012 12:37:31 GMT
This map illustrates IDP shelter changes near Doolow, Somalia as visible in satellite imagery between 26 October 2010 and 07 June 2012. There are two IDP settlements which have developed as of 07 June 2012 within a few kilometers of Doolow. The Kabasa settlement is 1.4 kilometers east of the town, along the main road, with an area of approximately 14.5 ha and with 2,183 shelters. The second settlement, Qansalay, is 2.2 kilometers south west of Doolow with an approximate area of 35 ha and with 1,155 shelters. This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

Informal IDP Shelters in border town of Doolow, Somalia (between 26 October 2010-07 June 2012

Published:Tue, 7 Aug 2012 12:37:31 GMT
This map illustrates IDP shelter changes near Doolow, Somalia as visible in satellite imagery between 26 October 2010 and 07 June 2012. There are two IDP settlements which have developed as of 07 June 2012 within a few kilometers of Doolow. The Kabasa settlement is 1.4 kilometers east of the town, along the main road, with an area of approximately 14.5 ha and with 2,183 shelters. The second settlement, Qansalay, is 2.2 kilometers south west of Doolow with an approximate area of 35 ha and with 1,155 shelters. This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

IDP Shelter Changes in Kismayo, Somalia (Between 14 September 2011 -10 May 2012)

Published:Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:37:31 GMT
This map illustrates IDP shelter changes within Kismayo as visible in satellite imagery between 14 September 2011 and 10 May 2012. There is little to no change seen on the vast majority of the IDP sites. However, the largest IDP camp west of the city closed. This results in a drop of the estimated number of individual shelter structures to 3,945, compared to 5,025 estimated on 14 September 2011. The total of 24 IDP shelter concentrations occupy an area of approximately 24.1 ha. Please send feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

IDP Settlements as of 29th June 2012: Afgoye Town, Somalia

Published:Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:37:31 GMT
This map illustrates new IDP settlements within two kilometers of Afgoye Town as visible in satellite imagery acquired 29 June 2012 and compared to imagery from 30 January 2012. Between these two dates a total of 15 spatially distinct IDP areas appeared in Afgoye Town. These IDP areas cover 53,550 square meters of area in total, with the smallest encompassing 218 square meters and the largest encompassing 17,024 square meters. Shelter sizes within these IDP settlements are small, averaging about 1.6 meters in width. See Insets 1 - 3 for illustration. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field; road data is incomplete due to gaps in the source data. Please send feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

Atlas of Mogadishu, Hodan District, Somalia

Published:Mon, 9 Jul 2012 12:37:31 GMT
This atlas provides detailed crisis satellite imagery coverage over Hodan District in Mogadishu, Somalia based on data recorded from 10 May 2012. Refugee camp loaction data represents camp extents as of 02 May 2012. This product was produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT in support of Shelter Cluster humanitarian assistance activities and REACH Field Assessment, and has been designed for easy printing and readability A4 and A3 paper at 1:2,000 scale. This analysis has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT at contact information below.

IDP Settlement Changes as of 2nd April 2012: Afgoye Corridor, Somalia

Published:Wed, 30 May 2012 12:37:31 GMT
This map illustrates changes in IDP settlement densities as visible in satellite imagery acquired 2 April 2012 and compared to imagery from 25 July 2011. IDP settlement areas defined by field staff were reviewed to determine changes in shelter density between these two dates. Of the 740 settlement areas reviewed, 70 had minor reductions in shelters, 147 had major reductions, 251 showed no change, and 2 indicated minor increases. Additionally, 270 settlement areas were unassessed due primarily to cloud cover or lack of imagery and areas outside settlements were not reviewed. This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field; road data is incomplete due to gaps in the source data. Please send feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

IDP Settlement Changes as of 10th May 2012: Afgoye Corridor, Somalia

Published:Wed, 30 May 2012 12:37:31 GMT
This map illustrates changes in IDP settlement densities as visible in satellite imagery acquired 10 May 2012 and compared to imagery from 2 April 2012. IDP settlement areas defined by field staff were reviewed to determine changes in shelter density between these two dates. Of the 740 settlement areas reviewed, 20 had minor reductions in shelters, 11 had major reductions, 515 showed no change, and 2 indicated increases. Additionally 192 settlement areas were unassessed due primarily to cloud cover or lack of imagery and areas outside settlements were not reviewed. This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field; road data is incomplete due to gaps in the source data. Please send feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

UPDATE 4: Continued Expansion of Somali IDP Shelter Concentrations in Mogadishu, Somalia(18 Oct 2011 - 2 May 2012)

Published:Tue, 22 May 2012 15:35:43 GMT
A total of 513 spatially distinct IDP shelter concentrations were identified (as of 2 May 2012) within Mogadishu, representing a net increase of 160 IDP sites since 18 October 2011. An estimate of the total number of IDP structures located in Mogadishu indicated a minimum figure of at least 74,000 mostly informal shelters. The rapid process of new IDP settlement formation is occurring within multiple areas of the city, including traditional IDP areas near the former National University as well as in the eastern portion of the city, formerly under the control of al Shabaab. This report is based on a timeseries analysis of Somali IDP shelter concentrations within the capital city of Mogadishu using satellite imagery from March 2011 to 2 May 2012. There are known IDP settlements located within permanent buildings that have not been identified and are not reflected in the estimates in this report.This assessment has not yet been validated in the field. Please send feedback to UNITAR/UNOSAT.

Bokolmanyo Somali Refugee Camp in Dolo Ado, Ethiopia (11 January 2012)

Published:Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:35:43 GMT
This assessment of the Bokolmanyo refugee camp in the Dolo Ado area of Ethiopia, is based on a quantitative analysis of satellite imagery acquired on 11 January 2012 to provide an updated shelter count. A total of 4,950 tent structures were identified within the camp site encompassing a current area of approximately 2.9km2. This shelter count was obtained using an automated shelter detection computer model with a high degree of confidence and reviewed manually for accuracy with standard image interpretation methods. There are several hundred additional buildings and structures not marked which are likely to be camp management facilities (i.e. medical clinics, latrines, administration, etc.). The camp has expanded by approximately 1600 tents between 11 August 2011 and 11 January 2012. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

Buramino Somali Refugee Camp in Dolo Ado, Ethiopia (23 January 2012)

Published:Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:35:43 GMT
This assessment of the Buramino refugee camp in the Dolo Ado area of Ethiopia, is based on a quantitative analysis of satellite imagery acquired on 23 January 2012. Buramino is a new camp opened on the 30 November 2011 to relieve congestion at a transition center in the region. A total of 1,507 tent structures were identified within the camp site encompassing a current area of approximately 807m2. This shelter count was obtained using an automated shelter detection computer model with a high degree of confidence and reviewed manually for accuracy with standard image interpretation methods. There are several hundred additional buildings and structures not marked which are likely to be camp management facilities (i.e. medical clinics, latrines, administration, etc.). This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

Hilaweyn Somali Refugee Camp in Dolo Ado, Ethiopia (23 January 2012)

Published:Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:35:43 GMT
This assessment of the Hilaweyn refugee camp in the Dolo Ado area of Ethiopia, is based on a quantitative analysis of satellite imagery acquired on 23 January 2012 to provide an updated shelter count. A total of 4,573 tent structures were identified within the camp site encompassing a current area of approximately 2.3km2. This shelter count was obtained using an automated shelter detection computer model with a high degree of confidence and reviewed manually for accuracy with standard image interpretation methods. There are several hundred additional buildings and structures not marked which are likely to be camp management facilities (i.e. medical clinics, latrines, administration, etc.). This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

Kobe Somali Refugee Camp in Dolo Ado, Ethiopia (11 January 2012)

Published:Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:30:41 GMT
This assessment of the Kobe refugee camp in the Dolo Ado area of Ethiopia, is based on a quantitative analysis of satellite imagery acquired on 11 January 2012 to provide an updated shelter count. A total of 4,945 tent structures were identified within the camp site encompassing a current area of approximately 2.3km2. This shelter count was obtained using an automated shelter detection computer model with a high degree of confidence and reviewed manually for accuracy with standard image interpretation methods. There are several hundred additional buildings and structures not marked which are likely to be camp management facilities (i.e. medical clinics, latrines, administration, etc.). The camp has expanded by approximately 1645 tents between 11 August 2011 and 11 January 2012. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

Melkadida Somali Refugee Camp in Dolo Ado, Ethiopia (11 January 2012)

Published:Thu, 16 Feb 2012 08:33:04 GMT
This assessment of the Bokolmanyo refugee camp in the Dolo Ado area of Ethiopia, is based on a quantitative analysis of satellite imagery acquired on 11 January 2012 to provide an updated shelter count. A total of 4,950 tent structures were identified within the camp site encompassing a current area of approximately 2.9km2. This shelter count was obtained using an automated shelter detection computer model with a high degree of confidence and reviewed manually for accuracy with standard image interpretation methods. There are several hundred additional buildings and structures not marked which are likely to be camp management facilities (i.e. medical clinics, latrines, administration, etc.). The camp has expanded by approximately 1600 tents between 11 August 2011 and 11 January 2012. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

Update 3 - Continued Expansion of Somali IDP Shelter Concentrations in Mogadishu, Somalia (12Sept-18Oct 2011)

Published:Fri, 2 Dec 2011 16:20:01 GMT
This report provides a detailed analysis of spatially-distinct concentrations of IDP shelters within the urban extent of Mogadishu, and assesses the date periods the camp sites were likely formed as well as the larger settlement patterns, trends and security dynamics underlining IDP movements. Identified IDP sites were further assessed for construction/shelter type, specifically looking for the presence of emergency tent shelters, a common barometer of active support from international aid organizations and NGOs. Satellite imagery acquired on 4, 12 September, and 7, 15, 18 October 2011 was used for this updated report. There are known IDP settlements located within permanent buildings that have not been identified, and are not reflected in the estimates presented in this report. This report is part of an on-going satellite monitoring program of UNITAR / UNOSAT of the Horn of Africa crisis in support of international humanitarian assistance and created to respond to the needs of UN agencies and their partners. This is assessment has not yet been validated in the field. Please send feedback to UNITAR/UNOSAT at the contact information below.

Assessment report of Somali IDP camps in city of Kismayo, Somalia

Published:Mon, 10 Oct 2011 07:29:29 GMT
Analysis Summary: Within Kismayo, there has been a dramatic influx of Somali IDPs since April 2011 with the formation of the largest camp site in the city (6.5ha) composed of 2,245 informal shelter structures, which could likely accommodate well in excess of 11,000 people. Two additional but much smaller camp sites were erected during this same period, encompassing 80 additional informal structures. Further, two existing IDP shelter sites increased in size, while the remaining 19 IDP sites, composed of more permanent building materials, remained unchanged. This report is based on a time-series analysis of Somali IDP shelter concentrations using satellite imagery recorded on 1 April and 14 September 2011. These are preliminary findings and have not yet been validated in the field.

Update 2: Continued Expansion of Somali IDP Camps in Hodan, Mogadishu, Somalia (4 Sept. 2011)

Published:Tue, 6 Sep 2011 13:48:18 GMT
Analysis Summary: Within central Hodan district of Mogadishu there has been a dramatic expansion in the total number of IDP camps and shelter structures, strongly suggesting a increase in the total IDP population within this area of several thousand people. Between 22 August and 4 September 2011, a total of 12 new IDP shelter concentrations were erected, with the additional expansion in size of 9 existing camps. A total of approximately 1,500 IDP shelters were erected within the new camp sites, along with approximately 1,000 additional newly erected shelters within the existing camps, making a total expansion of at least 2,500 shelter structures over a two week period. Further, there is at least one new camp site location under construction approximately 12,600m2 in size which should be operational within days. This report is based on a time-series analysis of Somali IDP shelter concentrations within the capital city of Mogadishu using satellite imagery recorded the mornings of 4 September, 21-22 August, 28 July, 15 April and 30 March 2011. This is a preliminary assessment and has not yet been validated in the field.

Atlas of Somali IDP Shelter concentrations in Mogadishu, Somalia (As on 22 August 2011)

Published:Tue, 6 Sep 2011 12:46:50 GMT
This atlas provides detailed geospatial information identifying the current location of spatially-distinct IDP shelter concentrations within Mogadishu as identified from satellite imagery recorded on 21-22 August and 28 July 2011.It is based on a detailed analysis report available here : http://www.unitar.org/unosat/node/44/1581 . This atlas is produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT in support of international humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa following the extreme drought and has been designed for easy printing and readability on A4 and A3 paper. Individual map sheets were designed at 1:14,000 scale.

Update 1: Emergency Assessment of Somali IDP Shelter Sites in Mogadishu, Somalia (22 Aug 2011)

Published:Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:02:36 GMT
Summary: A total of 226 spatially distinct IDP shelter concentrations were identified (as of 22 August 2011) within the urban extent of Mogadishu, representing an increase of 45 IDP sites since 28 July 2011. A projection of the total number of IDP shelter structures located in Mogadishu indicated a minimum estimate of over 41,000. Significant building damages were identified within the Bacaad Market area (Yaqshid district) following the offensive by AMISOM against al Shabaab positions on 28-29 July 2011. This report is based on a time-series analysis of Somali IDP shelter concentrations within the capital city of Mogadishu using satellite imagery recorded the mornings of 21-22 August, 28 July, 15 April and 30 March 2011. This is a preliminary assessment and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send feedback to UNITAR/UNOSAT at the contact information below.

Overview Map of Somali IDP Shelter Concentrations in Mogadishu, Somalia

Published:Fri, 19 Aug 2011 14:48:28 GMT
This is a detailed overview map presenting a satellite-based identification and assessment of 188 IDP shelter concentrations within the urban extent of Mogadishu. Satellite imagery acquired on 30 March, 15 April and 28 July 2011 was used for this shelter assessment. This assessment provides a detailed count of spatially-distinct concentrations of IDP shelters within the city, an estimate of the total number of IDP shelter structures in the city by camp site as well as by district. This geoPDF map was designed for A0 large scale printing.

Halowen Somali Refugee Camp In Dolo Ado, Ethiopia

Published:Thu, 18 Aug 2011 15:39:40 GMT
This assessment of the Halowed camp in Dolo Ado was based on a quantitative analysis for Somali refugees fleeing the drought and conflict in Somalia. A semi-automated shelter detection analysis was conducted using satellite imagery recorded on 11 August 2011. A total of approximately 215 tents and building structures were identified with a high degree of confidence within the camp site encompassing a current area of approximately 0.0274 meters squared. Approximately and additional 25 fixed buildings, likely allocated for camp infrastructure and staff, are observed in the camp.

Emergency Assessment of Somali IDP Shelter Concentrations in Mogadishu, Somalia (28 July 2011)

Published:Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:18:22 GMT
Report Summary: This report presents the results from a satellite-based analysis of Somali IDP shelter concentrations within the capital city of Mogadishu based on imagery recorded the morning of 28 July 2011. A total of 188 spatially distinct IDP shelter concentrations were identified within the city, encompassing a total area of approximately 176ha. The two largest IDP concentrations in the city were located in Wadajir (Medina) and Dharkelynley. A detailed shelter count assessment for 46 IDP concentration sites resulted in an identification of 12,150 individual shelter structures that ranged from very small informal shelters constructed from sticks to large emergency tents provided by international aid agencies. A projection of the total number of IDP shelters located within the urban extent of Mogadishu indicated a minimum estimate of approximately 23,000 shelter structures, concentrated almost entirely in the western districts of the city. This is a preliminary assessment and has not yet been validated in the field.

Analysis Summary- IDP Shelter Site Identification within Mogadishu, Somalia (28 July 2011)

Published:Fri, 12 Aug 2011 18:48:11 GMT
This summary report presents the preliminary results from a satellite-based assessment of Somali IDP shelter concentrations within the urban extent of the capital city of Mogadishu based on imagery recorded on the morning of 28 July 2011. A total of 186 spatially distinct IDP shelter concentrations were identified within the city, encompassing a total area of approximately 175ha. The two largest IDP concentrations in the city were located in Wadajir (Medina) and Dharkelynley. A detailed shelter count assessment for these two locations indicated a total of over 7,700 separate IDP shelters, which ranged from very small, informal shelters constructed from sticks to large emergency tents provided by international aid agencies. A preliminary projection of the total number of IDP shelters located within the urban extent of Mogadishu (on 28 July 2011) could range from approximately 15,000 to 25,000. Although the vast majority of shelter locations are located in areas under the control of AMISOM and TFG forces, there are a few potential IDP shelter locations within the eastern half of Mogadishu which was until last week under al Shabaab control, most notably a large complex of mixed buildings and structures in Karan district. This summary product will be followed by a more detailed report currently in preparation with additional content including a time-series analysis of the IDP shelter site movement within the city as well as detailed imagery focus maps of significant shelter concentrations. This is a preliminary assessment and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send feedback to UNITAR/UNOSAT at the contact information below.

Crisis Atlas of Afgooye Corridor, Somalia (28 July 2011)

Published:Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:30:55 GMT
This atlas provides detailed crisis satellite imagery coverage over the large concentration of Somali IDPs encamped along the main road between the cities of Afgooye and Mogadishu, Somalia. Note certain areas populated with IDP tent shelters are not visible within the imagery because of local cloud cover. It is produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT in support of international humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa following the extreme drought. The atlas is based on crisis satellite imagery acquired on 28 July 2011 and has been designed for easy printing and readability on A4 and A3 paper. Individual map sheets were designed at 1:7,500 scale.

Update 1: Emergency Assessment of Ifo Refugee Camps, Garissa, N.Eastern, Kenya

Published:Tue, 9 Aug 2011 15:02:43 GMT
This map presents satellite-derived information on the current extent and location of the Ifo camp and Ifo extension (approved by Kenyan authorities for operation on 14 July 2011) within the Dadaab area. There is clear tent expansion of Ifo camp and the beginings of organized tent placement in the southern edge of the Ifo extension. This is a preliminary assessment and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send feedback to UNITAR/UNOSAT at the contact information below. Additional reports will be produced as new imagery becomes available.

Emergency Assessment of Melkadida Camp; Dolo Ado, Ethiopia (as of 31 July 2011)

Published:Fri, 5 Aug 2011 12:52:30 GMT
This assessment of the Melkadid camp near the Ethiopian border town of Dolo was done at the request of UNHCR in support of emergency humanitarian planning in the area following the recent influx of Somali refugees. Satellite imagery acquired on 31 July 2011 over the camp was used for a tent assessment and infrastructure. This is a preliminary assessment and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send feedback to UNITAR/UNOSAT at the contact information below. Additional reports will be produced as new imagery becomes available. Vector data produced in this assessment and additional UNOSAT Horn of Africa products are available at http://www.unitar.org/unosat/horn-africa-data

Overview Map of Refugee Camps in Dadaab, Garissa, N.Eastern, Kenya

Published:Mon, 1 Aug 2011 19:02:47 GMT
This map presents satellite-derived information on the current extent and location of the three existing refugee camps within the Dadaab area as well as information on the layout and extent of the newly opened fourth camp, Ifo II (approved by Kenyan authorities for operation on 14 July 2011). A range of transportation data (roads, airfields, bridges and potential road obstacles) over the Dadaab area has been identified from analysis of satellite imagery acquired in 2009 and 2010. This is a preliminary assessment and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send feedback to UNITAR/UNOSAT at the contact information below. Additional reports will be produced as new imagery becomes available. Map scale for modified A2 prints is 1:65,000. Projection UTM Zone 37N

Suspected Informal Somali Refugee Shelters in Border Town of Dolo, Ethiopia (17 JULY 2011)

Published:Mon, 1 Aug 2011 16:26:31 GMT
In the north-eastern section of the border town of Dolo there are 3 small concentrations of likely informal shelters, numbering 75 in total which were erected between 26 October 2010 and 17 July 2011. The average size of these probable shelters is relatively small (<10m2) and informally built on marginal land at the northern edge of town, and thus could represent locations of Somali refugees. This is a preliminary assessment and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send feedback to UNITAR/UNOSAT at the contact information below. Additional reports will be produced as new imagery becomes available.

Pre-Crisis Atlas of Dolo, Ethiopia & Somali Border Town of Doolow

Published:Thu, 28 Jul 2011 14:52:29 GMT
This atlas provides detailed pre-crisis satellite imagery coverage over the main border crossing for Somali refugees entering Ethiopia, over the border towns of Dolo, Ethiopia and Doolow, Somalia. It is produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT in support of international humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa following the extreme drought. The atlas is based on pre-crisis satellite imagery acquired in October 2010 and has been designed for easy printing and readability on A4 and A3 paper. Individual map sheets were designed at 1:2,500 scale.

Emergency Assessment of the Border Town of Dolo, Ethiopia (as of 17 July 2011)

Published:Thu, 28 Jul 2011 11:28:23 GMT
This rapid assessment of the Ethiopian border town of Dolo was done at the request of UNHCR in support of emergency humanitarian planning in the area following the recent influx of Somali refugees. Satellite imagery acquired on 17 July 2011 over the town was assessed for a number of thematic issues covering the possible presence of refugee/IDP settlements in the area, transportation, hydrology, rainfall and cultivation. This is a preliminary assessment and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send feedback to UNITAR/UNOSAT at the contact information below. Additional reports will be produced as new imagery becomes available.

Questions and feedback concerning these map products and GIS datasets may be directed to UNITAR/UNOSAT at emergencymapping@unosat.org