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

Tue, 22 May 2012 15:35:43 GMT
Product ID: 1656 - English
Published: 22 May, 2012
GLIDE: DR-2011-000097-HOA
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 4.355641 x 41.847969
BottomRight: 4.374838 x 41.873758

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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.
Satellite Data: GE-1 / WV02 / QB02
Dates: 30/03/11,15/4/11,28/07/11,21-22/08/11,4,12/09/11,7,15,18/10/11,02/05/12
Resolution: 0.5 m/0.6 m
Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2012; GeoEye 2012
Source: FirstLook, HIU-NextView, EUSI
Landcover: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Road Data: Google Map Maker
Admin Boundaries: OCHA
Coordinate System: UTM Zone 38N