Syria: Eastern Ghouta Area / Damascus Governorate - Imagery analysis: 23 February 2018 | Published 1 March 2018 | Version 1.0


This map illustrates satellite-detected damage in the subdistricts of Kafr Batna and Irbin and in the eastern part of Damascus city, Syrian Arab Republic. Using satellite imagery collected 23 February 2018 and comparing with imagery acquired 3 December 2017, UNITAR - UNOSAT conducted a Rapid Damage Assessment, over a total area of 62.5 square kilometers, to provide an overview of areas of recent damage. The area analyzed was divided in cells and each cell was assessed searching for presence of new damage. Our analysis shows that 29% of the cells were affected by major new damage, with presence of buildings completely destroyed or severely damaged between 3 December 2017 and 23 February 2018. In addition 24% of the cells showed signs of minor new damage, with visible impact craters, debris or moderately damaged structures. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.