New Report - Four Years of Human Suffering – the Syria Conflict as Observed through Satellite Imagery
18 March 2015, Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) has produced a report illustrating the immense human suffering endured by the Syrian people over the last four years as observed through satellite imagery. The report illustrates the hardship faced by the civilian population, including
- • Impact on local economies through shut-down of markets;
- • Destruction of power supplies;
- • Destruction of schools and hospitals;
- • Indiscriminate attacks on civilian population;
- • Internally displaced and refugee populations;
- • Cultural heritage and
- • Humanitarian access.
During the conflict, UNOSAT’s diverse analyses have been provided to the requesting UN entity, such as OCHA, UNHCR, UN-HABITAT, UNESCO and OHCHR. By using satellite technologies, UNOSAT is able to generate timely and objective information, often over areas where no other impartial information sources exist. This report is our contribution to the UN call to put an end to the hostilities as it depicts with no uncertainty the terrible human suffering to which the people of Syria are exposed.
The report has been compiled and published thanks to the support of the Government of Italy.
The report will be available to the public from the following link: www.unitar.org/unosat/syria-four-years-report
A dedicated media-package with sample satellite imagery is available for downloaded: http://unosat.org/shared/UNOSAT_Syria_FourYears_MediaSamples.zip