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10 May 2018 description

This map illustrates satellite-detected flood water extent over Garsen, Magarini, Malindi and Lamu West Sub Counties, Kenya. The analysis was conducted analyzing Sentinel-1 image acquired on the 4 May 2018. Within the extent of the map more than 25,000 ha of land appear to be inundated and around 20,000 people are living inside this flood water extent. Within the map extent, around 13,000 ha of inundated land are located inside Garsen sub county, potentially affecting 5,000 people.

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.

24 Feb 2012 description

This map presents a time series analysis of fire burn scars and active wild fire locations within the Wajir district of Kenya, based on satellite data collected from 10 January to 23 February 2012. A total of 1,658km2 of scrub land in the area have been burned by wild fires since 10 January 2012. The town of Wajir does not appear to have been directly threatened, however the main road (B9) leading from the town south to Dadaab was likely closed along a 10km section by fires between 16 January and 11 February.

10 Aug 2011 description

This map presents satellite-derived information on the current extent and location of the Ifo camp and Ifo extension (approved by Kenyan authorities for operation on 14 July 2011) within the Dadaab area. There is clear tent expansion of Ifo camp and the beginings of organized tent placement in the southern edge of the Ifo extension. 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.

Note: Map in 3 pages

09 Aug 2011 description

This map presents satellite-derived information on the current extent and location of the Ifo I and Ifo II camps (approved by Kenyan authorities for operation on 14 July 2011) within the Dadaab area. There is clear tent expansion of Ifo I camp and the beginings of organized tent placement in the southern edge of Ifo II camp. 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.

Note: Map in 3 pages

08 Aug 2011 description

This map presents satellite-derived information on the current extent and location of the Ifo I and Ifo II camps (approved by Kenyan authorities for operation on 14 July 2011) within the Dadaab area. There is clear tent expansion of Ifo I camp and the beginings of organized tent placement in the southern edge of Ifo II camp. 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.

Note: Map in 3 pages

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

This map presents satellite-derived information on the current extent and location of the three existing refugee camps within the Dadaab area as well as information on the layout and extent of the newly opened fourth camp, Ifo II (approved by Kenyan authorities for operation on 14 July 2011). A range of transportation data (roads, airfields, bridges and potential road obstacles) over the Dadaab area has been identified from analysis of satellite imagery acquired in 2009 and 2010. This is a preliminary assessment and has not yet been validated in the field.