South Sudan

South Sudan: Update IDP Camp in UNMISS Malakal Base, Malakal, South Sudan (as of 19 May 2014)


This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of IDPs evolution in the UNMISS base at Malakal as seen by the WorldView-2 and WorldView-1 satellites between 06 December and 21 April 2014. Fleeing outbreaks of violence, a portion of the UNMISS compound was in use by IDPs, occupying more than 8.3 ha as of 18 January 2014. Imagery acquired on 17 February shows that the IDP camp extent has increased compared with the previous UNOSAT analysis and the total area of IDPs occupies 11.1 ha. Imagery acquired 21 April shows that the total IDPs area occupies 12.3 ha. Imagery also shows probable IDP related structures are being installed outside the UNMISS base entrance. Note that IDP occupied areas include improvised shelters and, in some cases, administrative support and other structures. Moreover, it seems a possible extension of 28 ha of the UNMISS Base is planned. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.