Status message

We’re building a new UNITAR.org.

As we swap out old for new, pages will be in transition. Thanks for your patience – please keep coming back to see the improvements.

Product ID: 1576 - English
Published: 12 Aug, 2011
GLIDE: DR-2011-000097-HOA

Product Links
PDF (1.1MB)    - Static viewing and printing

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.
Satellite Data: QB02 / WV02
Imagery Dates: 15 April, 28 July 2011
Resolution: 0.6 m/0.5 m
Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2011
Source: European Space Imaging
Landcover: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Road Data: Google Map Maker
Admin Boundaries: OCHA
Other Data: USGS, NGA
Coordinate System: UTM Zone 38N
Datum: WGS 1984
Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10