Destruction in Bossangoa Area, Ouham, Central African Republic - Data Acquired 22 January 2014 and 5 December 2013

Published on 18 Feb 2014 View Original

This map illustrates locations of destroyed structures in Bossangoa, Central African Republic. Using a satellite image acquired 22 January 2014 and compared to an image from 5 December 2013,
UNOSAT reviewed the town of Bossangoa and surrounding areas to locate signs of destroyed structures (see inset for example). A total of 1,120 destroyed structures were located in the area, though structures marked as destroyed on 5 December are classed as 'probable' due to the lack of a previous image for comparison. Most destruction detected in the 22 January 2014 image was most likely a result of burning given the blackened structural remains visible in the imagery. The surrounding 150 square kilometers were also analyzed by UNOSAT but no visible damage was found in the sparsely populated area. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.