Al Zaatari Refugee Camp - Mafraq Governorate, Jordan (as of 23 Nov 2012)

from UNOSAT, UN Institute for Training and Research
Published on 23 Nov 2012 View Original

This map illustrates satellite-detected shelters and other buildings at the Al Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq Governatorate, Jordan. As of 15 November 2012 a total of 5,163 shelters were detected as well as 499 infrastructure and support buildings within the 216 hectares of the camp. The number of shelters has thus increased by about 2,400 since the previous UNITAR/UNOSAT assessment of the camp which used a satellite image from 3 September 2012, indicating the number of camp inhabitants have likely doubled since that date. In addition, numerous areas of expansion are also visible in the image as of 15 November 2012, indicating preparations are underway to accommodate similarly increased numbers of refugees in the near future. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field.