Gaza Crisis Atlas - August 2014

The updated version includes a breakdown of type of damage to buildings, as determined by UNOSAT, against Gaza maps at the governorate and neighbourhood level. UNOSAT has categorized the damage according to "destroyed structure," "severely damaged structure", and "moderately damaged structure".

The Gaza Crisis Atlas is a planning tool intended to assist aid and development agencies in assessing and responding to humanitarian and reconstruction needs emanating from the conflict in the Gaza Strip. It is a vital tool for humanitarian and development organizations, but it is also a valuable resource for anyone operating in Gaza as well as those wanting to better understand the impact of the recent escalation of hostilities.

The Atlas includes over 100 printable A3-size maps featuring satellite images of all areas of the Gaza Strip. The main features/land marks were plotted on a high resolution satellite image captured on 6 July 2014. The Atlas was designed at the neighbourhood level to provide higher level of detail to support operational organizations to conduct needs assessments and programming. The individual subset maps illustrate physical damages provided by UNOSAT based on analysis of satellite images from 1 August 2014. Location of shelters, health and education facilities in addition to other baseline information is all mapped.

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To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.