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02 Mar 2016 description

24 February 2016, Kigali, Rwanda – Within the framework of the 42nd Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum, UNOSAT and IGAD’s Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC) successfully hosted a one-day national level technical workshop on flood and drought management.

02 Feb 2016 description

Nairobi, 27 January 2016 – With the aim to further improve accessibility to information on climate and hazard data, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction & Applications Centre (ICPAC) has published a live web-map to monitor climate and associated hazards in the Greater Horn of Africa region.

15 Feb 2013 description

15 February 2013, Geneva, Switzerland - As the attention of the international community turns once again to the importance of building resilience through capacity development, UNOSAT and IGAD have launched into a project to do just that, with a practical focus on the use of geospatial technologies to improve disaster reduction in East Africa.

29 Feb 2012 description

This assessment of the Bokolmanyo refugee camp in the Dolo Ado area of Ethiopia, is based on a quantitative analysis of satellite imagery acquired on 11 January 2012 to provide an updated shelter count. A total of 4,950 tent structures were identified within the camp site encompassing a current area of approximately 2.9km2. This shelter count was obtained using an automated shelter detection computer model with a high degree of confidence and reviewed manually for accuracy with standard image interpretation methods.

29 Feb 2012 description

his assessment of the Kobe refugee camp in the Dolo Ado area of Ethiopia, is based on a quantitative analysis of satellite imagery acquired on 11 January 2012 to provide an updated shelter count. A total of 4,945 tent structures were identified within the camp site encompassing a current area of approximately 2.3km2. This shelter count was obtained using an automated shelter detection computer model with a high degree of confidence and reviewed manually for accuracy with standard image interpretation methods.

29 Feb 2012 description

This assessment of the Bokolmanyo refugee camp in the Dolo Ado area of Ethiopia, is based on a quantitative analysis of satellite imagery acquired on 11 January 2012 to provide an updated shelter count. A total of 4,950 tent structures were identified within the camp site encompassing a current area of approximately 2.9km2. This shelter count was obtained using an automated shelter detection computer model with a high degree of confidence and reviewed manually for accuracy with standard image interpretation methods.

29 Feb 2012 description

This assessment of the Buramino refugee camp in the Dolo Ado area of Ethiopia, is based on a quantitative analysis of satellite imagery acquired on 23 January 2012. Buramino is a new camp opened on the 30 November 2011 to relieve congestion at a transition center in the region. A total of 1,507 tent structures were identified within the camp site encompassing a current area of approximately 807m2. This shelter count was obtained using an automated shelter detection computer model with a high degree of confidence and reviewed manually for accuracy with standard image interpretation methods.

29 Feb 2012 description

This assessment of the Hilaweyn refugee camp in the Dolo Ado area of Ethiopia, is based on a quantitative analysis of satellite imagery acquired on 23 January 2012 to provide an updated shelter count. A total of 4,573 tent structures were identified within the camp site encompassing a current area of approximately 2.3km2. This shelter count was obtained using an automated shelter detection computer model with a high degree of confidence and reviewed manually for accuracy with standard image interpretation methods.

19 Aug 2011 description

This assessment of the Halowed camp in Dolo Ado was based on a quantitative analysis for Somali refugees fleeing the drought and conflict in Somalia. A semi-automated shelter detection analysis was conducted using satellite imagery recorded on 11 August 2011. A total of approximately 215 tents and building structures were identified with a high degree of confidence within the camp site encompassing a current area of approximately 0.0274 meters squared. Approximately and additional 25 fixed buildings, likely allocated for camp infrastructure and staff, are observed in the camp.

08 Aug 2011 description

This assessment of the Melkadid camp near the Ethiopian border town of Dolo was done at the request of UNHCR in support of emergency humanitarian planning in the area following the recent influx of Somali refugees. Satellite imagery acquired on 31 July 2011 over the camp was used for a tent assessment and infrastructure. 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. Additional reports will be produced as new imagery becomes available.

02 Aug 2011 description

Extended drought is causing a severe food crisis in the Horn of Africa with parts of Somalia so severely affected that no less than 100,000 people are moving within Somalia and towards neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia in search of emergency assistance. According to OCHA reports over 11 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa. The famine is expected to spread across all regions in southern Somalia soon unless urgent measures are put in place.

02 Aug 2011 description

In the north-eastern section of the border town of Dolo there are 3 small concentrations of likely informal shelters, numbering 75 in total which were erected between 26 October 2010 and 17 July 2011. The average size of these probable shelters is relatively small (<10m2) and informally built on marginal land at the northern edge of town, and thus could represent locations of Somali refugees. 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.

28 Jul 2011 description

This rapid assessment of the Ethiopian border town of Dolo was done at the request of UNHCR in support of emergency humanitarian planning in the area following the recent influx of Somali refugees. Satellite imagery acquired on 17 July 2011 over the town was assessed for a number of thematic issues covering the possible presence of refugee/IDP settlements in the area, transportation, hydrology, rainfall and cultivation. 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.