Situation Update: Relief efforts near Bor, Jonglei State, South Sudan (10 January 2014)

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:28:35 GMT
Product ID: 1908 - English
Published: 13 Jan, 2014
GLIDE: CE20131218SSD
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 6.04 x 31.51
BottomRight: 6.04 x 31.51

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This image illustrates relief efforts underway at an open-air camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) created across the White Nile from the town of Bor, Jonglei State, South Sudan. Imaged by the WorldView-2 satellite on 10 January 2014, the area does not show many shelters visible in the satellite image as many people are reportedly sheltering under trees or living in the open. The approximate number of IDPs in the area is unknown. UN and NGO relief efforts are clearly visible in this image with a white helicopter (probable Mi-8) visible alongside what are likely relief supplies adjacent to trucks, and multiple crowds of people apparently in queues. Many people are visible in the satellite image in the immediate vicinity, estimated to number in the thousands, and are grouped together and also found along footpaths. No visible indications of military hardware or damage from conflict are visible in the area, though bushfires are burning nearby. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.
Satellite Data (1): WorldView-2
Imagery Dates: 10 January 2014
Resolution: 50 cm
Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Source: European Space Imaging
Other Data: USGS, NASA, NGA
Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10.1