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Product ID: 1583 - English
Published: 6 Sep, 2011
GLIDE: DR-2011-000097-HOA

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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.
Satellite Data: QB02 / WV02
Dates: 4/9/11, 21-22/08/11, 28/07/11,
Resolution: 0.6 m/0.5 m
Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2011
Source: FirstLook & European Space Imaging
Landcover: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Road Data: Google Map Maker
Admin Boundaries: OCHA
Coordinate System: UTM Zone 38N-WGS84
Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10