Destruction in Zamboanga City, Mindanao, Philippines (as of 21 September 2013)

Published on 24 Sep 2013 View Original

This damage assessment by UNITAR/UNOSAT was done based on a request from UNOCHA and provides an updated overview of areas of damage in Zamboanga City, Philippines, as of 21 September 2013 using imagery collected by the WorldView-1 satellite. Following previous UNOSAT analysis using an image acquired 17 September, UNOSAT reviewed a portion of the city for additional indications of damage and displaced persons. Results indicate continued destruction occurred between 17 September and 21 September, and additional portions of the Rio Hondo and Santa Catalina barangays were apparently burned (see Figures 1 and 2). A total of 802 additional structures were identified as destroyed, most likely by fire, with an undetermined number of proximate structures possibly damaged, increasing the total number of destroyed structures detected by UNOSAT to 4,221. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field.