Update: Al Zaatari Refugee Camp Mafraq Governorate, Jordan (as of 19 Mar 2013)

Map
from UNOSAT
Published on 19 Mar 2013 View Original

This map illustrates satellite-detected shelters and other buildings at the Al Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq Governorate, Jordan. As of 26 February 2013 a total of 24,679 shelters were detected as well as 1,091 infrastructure and support buildings within the 511.22 hectares of the camp. An initial analysis of the camp by UNOSAT using an image from 15 November 2012 found 5,163 shelters. This indicates that between 15 November 2012 and 26 February 2013 shelters in the camp increased by 378%. In addition, total area of the camp increased from 216 hectares to 511 hectares in the same period, a 137% increase. Areas of expansion are also visible in the image as of 26 February 2013, indicating preparations are underway to accommodate increased numbers of refugees in the near future.