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Drought and Famine in Horn of Africa

Status Update: 7 September 2011 (14:00 CEST)


UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

Email: un-spider@unoosa.org

Link: http://www.un-spider.org

 

Page content:

  1. Emergency Mapping
  2. Space-based Resources
  3. Emergency Response, Situation Reports
  4. Media
  5. Coordinates of affected areas
  6. SAFER-IDP Camps in Ethiopia
  7. Other Relevant Info
  8. Contact

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 1. Emergency Mapping


1.1 Products delivered under SAFER (maps prepared by German Aerospace Center (DLR), Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI))

SAFER was triggered by GMLZ (German Joint Information and Situation Centre) to support the aid work of the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW). The ZKI is producing the maps for this activation, covering different areas and topics (see table below for details and direct links).

Link to GMES/SAFER: http://www.emergencyresponse.eu/gmes/en/event/Humanitarian-Crisis-in-the-horn-of-Africa._110.html

Link to products on DLR/ZKI website: http://www.zki.dlr.de/article/2042

KMZ file "Ethiopia overview": 110-DLR_20110727_ethiopia_thw_overview_sheet1.kmz

Access to the GMES ERS gateway: http://gateway.emergencyresponse.eu

Map of Refugee camps in Ethiopia (updated on 2nd Sept 2011): download data

 

 

1.2 Emergency Assessment by UNITAR/UNOSAT

UNOSAT has been mapping suspected informal shelters, refugee camps, and overviews of several areas (see table below for details and direct links).

Link to products on the UNITAR/UNOSAT website: http://www.unitar.org/unosat/horn-africa-data

 

1.3 Drought- and crop monitoring by NDRCC and UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

The National Disaster Reduction Center of China (NDRCC), as a partner of UN-SPIDER, has analyzed imagery and prepared crop and drouhgt monitoring maps for Kenya, Djibouti, northern Sudan and Somalia, based on data from Terra/MODIS and HJ-1.

Please access the products by NDRCC and UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER directly through the table below.

 

 

Space based rapid mapping products table

SourceSatellite/InstrumentDateAreaTypeStatusProduct/LinkUNITAR/UNOSAT UNITAR/UNOSAT UNITAR/UNOSAT UNITAR/UNOSAT UNITAR/UNOSAT UNITAR/UNOSAT UNITAR/UNOSAT UNITAR/UNOSAT ZKI/DLR (for SAFER) ZKI/DLR (for SAFER) ZKI/DLR (for SAFER) ZKI/DLR (for SAFER) ZKI/DLR (for SAFER) ZKI/DLR (for SAFER)

NDRCC, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

NDRCC, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER NDRCC, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER NDRCC, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER NDRCC, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

NDRCC, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

NDRCC, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

NDRCC, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

NDRCC, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

NDRCC, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

Google crisis Response
WV01, DigitalGlobe 22 July 2011 Dolo, Ethiopia Emergency Assessment delivered UNITAR
WV01, DigitalGlobe 28 July 2011 Dolo, Ethiopia & Doolow, Somalia Pre-crisis Atlas delivered UNITAR

WV01, DigitalGlobe
ALOS AVNIR, JAXA

1 Aug. 2011 Dadaab, Garissa, N.Eastern, Kenya Overview Map of Refugee Camps delivered UNITAR
WV01, digital Globe 1 Aug. 2011 Border Town of Dolo, Ethiopia Suspected Informal Somali Refugee Shelters (17 July 2011) delivered UNITAR
WV01, Digital Globe 17 Aug. 2011 Mogadishu, Somalia Emergency Assessment of Somali IDP Shelter Concentrations (28 July 2011) delivered UNITAR
WV01, Digital Globe 17 Aug. 2011 Afgooye Corridor, Somalia Crisis Atlas of Afgooye Corridor, Somalia (28 July 2011) delivered UNITAR
QB02/WV02 - Digital Globe 22 Aug. - 4 Sept. 2011 Hodan District, Mogadishu, Somalia IDP Camp status map (PDF) delivered UNITAR
WV02 - Digital Globe 17 Aug. 2011 Mogadishu, Somalia Atlas of Somali IDP Shelter Concentrations delivered UNITAR
Landsat 28 July 2011 Dolo Ado Region Geographic reference map (2 sheets), Overview delivered ZKI/DLR
Spot-5 29 July 2011 Dolo Ado, Dolo Ado Region, Buramino, Kobe and Melkadida, Ethiopia Refugee camps, Detail (1:7.500 / 1:20.000) delivered ZKI/DLR
QuickBird-2 31 July 2011 Melkadida Camp Refugee Camp, Detail (1:3.500) delivered ZKI/DLR
GeoEye-1 4 Aug. 2011 Luuq, Waajid, Garbahaarey, Kobe Camp, Bokolmanyo (Somalia) 3 Geographic Reference Maps delivered ZKI/DLR

GeoEye-1

Quickbird-2

24 Aug. 2011 Dolo Ado, Kobe, Melkadida, Bokolmanyo (Somalia) Refugee Camps delivered ZKI/DLR

SPOT-5

IKONOS

Worldview

Quickbird

1 Sept. 2011 Dolo Ado, Kobe, Melkadida, Buramino Refugee Camps delivered ZKI/DLR
Terra (MODIS) 19 August 2011 Northern Sudan Crop Monitoring/NDVI analysis delivered UNOOSA
HJ-1 A/B (CCD) 19 August 2011 Northern Sudan Drought Monitoring/NDVI analysis delivered UNOOSA
Terra (MODIS) 19 August 2011 Somalia Drought Monitorin/NDVI analysis delivered UNOOSA
Terra (MODIS) 19 Aug. 2011 Djibouti Drought Monitoring/NDVI analysis delivered UNOOSA
Terra (MODIS) 19 Aug. 2011 Kenya Drought Monitoring/NDVI analysis delivered UNOOSA
Terra (MODIS) 19 August 2011 Horn of Africa Drought Monitoring/NDVI analysis delivered UNOOSA
Terra (MODIS) 19 August 2011 Horn of Africa Image delivered UNOOSA
NOAA (AVHRR) 19 August 2011 Africa Drought Monitoring/NDVI analysis delivered UNOOSA
Terra (MODIS) 19 August 2011 Somalia Settlements Monitoring delivered UNOOSA
Terra (MODIS) 19 August 2011 Somalia Population Density Monitoring delivered UNOOSA
IKONOS 22 August 2011 Mogadishu (Somalia) Satellite image delivered KML-Download

Institutional links to further mapping products and databases 

SourceLinkType of Information
Google MapMaker https://services.google.com/fb/forms/mapmakerdatadownload/ MapMaker data for African countries
OCHA Common Operational Datasets http://cod.humanitarianresponse.info Datasets for Somalia
Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) http://www.fews.net/Pages/Horn-of-Africa-Emergency.aspx Shapefiles, Livelihoods Zone Maps
Map Library http://www.maplibrary.org/stacks/Africa/Somalia/index.php Administrative Areas, Administrative Boundaries
UNOCHA http://ochaonline.un.org/MapCentre/ThematicMaps/tabid/2952/language/en-US/Default.aspx Thematic Maps: 3Ws Maps by region, Hot Spot Areas
WFP http://epmaps.wfp.org/maps Affected people
USAID

 http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/humanitarian_assistance

/disaster_assistance/countries/horn_of_africa/template/index.html

Situation map in the Horn of Africa 
ESRI http://changematters.esri.com/Compare?im=Infrared&sy=2000&ey=2005&center=5147090.26079319,577021.0506923724&level=5 "ChangeMatters" visualization of NDVI Change between 1975 and 2005, based on GLS Landsat imagery

  

2. Space-based resources 

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Source
Satellite/Instrument
Date
Area
Type
Status
Product/Link
                                         
Copyright/
SourceSatellite/
InstrumentDateAreaTypeStatusProduct/
Link
DigitalGlobe, US Dept. of State WV01 9 March 2009 Dabaab, Kenya pre-crisis delivered   http://browse.digitalglobe.com/imagefinder/showBrowseMetadata?catalogId=1020010006C4BD00
DigitalGlobe WV02 7 Oct. 2010 Dabaab, Kenya pre-crisis delivered  http://browse.digitalglobe.com/imagefinder/showBrowseMetadata?catalogId=1030010007BD8600
DigitalGlobe, US Dept. of State WV01 26 Oct. 2010 Dolo, Ethiopia pre-crisis delivered  http://browse.digitalglobe.com/imagefinder/showBrowseMetadata?catalogId=102001000E26DE00
DigitalGlobe, European Space Imaging WV01 17 July 2011 Dolo, Ethiopia current delivered  http://browse.digitalglobe.com/imagefinder/showBrowseMetadata?catalogId=1020010014617200
JAXA, Astrium ALOS/AVNIR 11 Jan. 2009 Dabaab, Kenya pre-crisis delivered  
             
DigitalGlobe, e-GEOS QuickBird-2 (0.6m) 31 July 2011 Melkadida, Ethiopia current delivered  
Kobe, Ethiopia  
CNES, Distribution SPOT Image S.A. SPOT-5 (2.5m) 28 July 2011 Melkadida, Ethiopia current delivered  
Dolo Ado Region, Ethiopia  
Kobe, Ethiopia  
Buramino, Ethiopia  
DigitalGlobe WV02 (0.5m) 2 Aug. 2011 Bakomango, Dolo Ado current planned  
             
DigitalGlobe QuickBird (0.6m) 3 Aug. 2011 Kobe, Buramino current planned  http://browse.digitalglobe.com/imagefinder/showBrowseMetadata?catalogId=101001000DE2CE00
             
GeoEye, e-GEOS GeoEye-1 (0.5m) 2 Aug. 2011 Luuq, Waajid, Garbahaarey current acquired

 http://geofuse.geoeye.com/static/browse/geoeye/ge1/2011/08/02/2011080207381321603031601579_0.jpg

http://geofuse.geoeye.com/static/browse/geoeye/ge1/2011/08/02/2011080207374101603031601577_1.jpg

             

Please note that HJ-1 A/B data can be made available upon request.

Access to the GMES ERS gateway: http://gateway.emergencyresponse.eu (Online repository of GEO-products. Allows access to geo-preoducts and metadata delivered by GMES Emergency Response Service. If you want to apply for an account to access the geo-products repository, please send your request to coteam@gmes-emergencyresponse.eu including your name, the name of your organization and a description of the scope of your organization with respect to the GMES program.)

We will continue to update this section as more resources become available.

 

 3. Emergency Response, Situation Reports

Institution/ProviderLinkRemarks
ReliefWeb http://reliefweb.int/horn-africa-crisis2011 Situation Reports and Latest Updates
UNOCHA http://www.unocha.org/crisis/horn-africa-crisis Latest Situation Reports and OCHA Reports

WFP News

WFP Somalia

http://www.wfp.org/news/media-centre

http://www.wfp.org/countries/somalia

Situation updates

Country report

JRC

http://mars.jrc.ec.europa.eu/mars/content/download/2215/11653/file/

MARS_FoodSecurityBulletin_HornOfAfrica_July2011.pdf

Food Security Bulletin
Special issue (30 July 2011)
 
Oxfam http://www.oxfam.org.uk/oxfam_in_action/emergencies/east-africa-drought-2011.html Situation reports
USAID http://www.fews.net/Pages/default.aspx Horn of Africa: Crisis Snapshots
FIVIMS http://www.fivims.org/ Information for Hunger Reduction
GMFS http://www.gmfs.info/ Global Monitoring for Food Security

4. Media 

SourceLinkRemarks
Aljazeera http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/spotlight/hornofafrica/ Spotlight Aljazeera: Horn of Africa
BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14248278 BBC News: East African Hunger Crisis
AlertNet http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/africa/ Africa News: focusing on famine crisis

 5. Coordinates of affected areas


 See above map and attached files for AOI.

 

Affected AreasShapefiles
Crop Growth Monitoring in Sudan   http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/Crop%20Growth%20Monitoring%20in%20Sudan.zip
Ethiopia – Dolo Ado Region; Situation as of January 25, 2010; Sheet 1 http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/DLR_20110727-ethiopia-thw_overview_sheet1.zip
Ethiopia –Dolo Ado Region; Situation as of January 25, 2010; Sheet 2   http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/DLR_20110727_ethiopia_thw_overview_sheet2.zip
Drought Monitoring with MODIS in Kenya  http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/Drought%20Monitoring%20MODIS%20Kenya.zip
Drought Monitoring with HJ-1 in the North of Sudan  http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/Drought%20Monitoring%20with%20HJ-1%20in%20the%20north%20of%20Sudan-0.zip
Drought Monitoring with MODIS in Djibouti  http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/Drought%20Monitoring%20with%20MODIS%20in%20Djibouti_0.zip
Drought Monitoring with MODIS in Somalia http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/Drought%20Monitoring%20with%20MODIS%20in%20Somalia_1.zip
Somalia – Garbahaarrey; Situation as of August 02, 2011  http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/Geographic%20Reference%20Map_Detail_Somalia_Garbahaarrey_0.zip
Somalia- Luuq; Situation as of August 02, 2011  http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/Geographic%20Reference%20Map-Detail_Somalia_Luuq.zip
Somalia – Waajid; Situation as of August 02, 2011  http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/Geographic%20Reference%20Map-Detail-Somalia-Waajid.zip
SAFER Acquisitions (29.07.2011)  http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/SAFER%20Acquisitions%20(29.07.2011).zip
UNITAR Emergency Assessment of the border town of Dolo, Ethiopia (as of 17 July 2011)  http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/UNITAR%20Emergency%20Assessment%20of%20the%20Border%20Town%20of%20Dolo,%20Ethiopia.zip
UNITAR Overview Map of Refugee Camps in Dadaab, Garissa, Kenya  http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/UNITAR%20Overview%20Map%20of%20Refugee%20Camps%20in%20Dabaad,%20Garissa,%20N.Eastern.zip
UNITAR Suspected Informal Somalia Refugee Shelters in Border Town of Dolo, Ethiopia (17 July 2011)  http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/UNITAR%20Suspected%20Informal%20Somali%20Refigee%20Shelters%20in%20Border%20Town%20of%20Dolo.zip
User Needs (29.07.2011)  http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/USER%20NEEDS%20(29.07.2011)_0.zip


 6. SAFER-IDP Camps in Ethiopia

AreaSatellite/InstrumentRemarksDateLink
Dolo Ado

Quickbird, 0.6 m res.

IKONOS, 1.0 m res.

Last update August 31

September 1, 2011

ZKI/DLR
Dolo Ado IKONOS, 1.0 m res. Last update August 4 September 1, 2011 ZKI/DLR
Dolo Ado SPOT-5, 2.5 m res. Last update August 2 September 1, 2011 ZKI/DLR
Kobe

Worldview-2, 0.5 m res.

Quickbird-2, 0.6 m res.

Last update August 31 September 1, 2011 ZKI/DLR
Kobe

Worldview-2, 0.5 m res.

SPOT-5, 2.5 m res.

Last update August 31 September 1, 2011 ZKI/DLR
Kobe

Quickbird-2, 0.6 m res.

SPOT-5, 2.5 m res.

Last update August 31 September 1, 2011 ZKI/DLR
Melkadida Quickbird, 0.6 m res. Last update August 31 September 1, 2011 ZKI/DLR
Melkadida SPOT-5, 2.5 m res. Last update August 1 September 1, 2011 ZKI/DLR
Bokolmanyo

GeoEye, 0.5 m res.

IKONOS, 1.0 m res.

Last update August 24 September 1, 2011 ZKI/DLR
Bokolmanyo IKONOS, 1.0 m res. Last update August 4 September 1, 2011 ZKI/DLR
Buramino

Quickbird-2, 0.6 m res.

SPOT-5, 2.5 m res.

Last update August 31 September 1, 2011 ZKI/DLR
Buramino

IKONOS, 1.0 m res.

Quickbird-2, 0.6 m res.

SPOT-5, 2.5 m res.

Last update September 1 September 1, 2011 ZKI/DLR

Please follow the link Vector Data for the vector information of the maps of Dolo Ado, Kobe, Melkadida and Bokolmanyo.  The vector files are available as zipped GDB database file. A metadata file (.xml) is included.



 7. Other Relevant Info

SourceLinkRemarks
UNHCR www.unhcr.org/4e32a6d66.html Population Movement Tracking: Mogadishu Dashboard
UNHCR www.unhcr.org/pages/49e483ad6.html 2011 UNHCR country operations profile - Somalia
ACAPS goo.gl/qhQp2 The impact of the drought on Somalia and resulting displacement of Somali affected population.

 


 8.  Contact

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER:

E-Mail: un-spider@unoosa.org

 

Disaster Information
Name: 
Famine in Horn of Africa
Region: 
Horn of Africa, Africa
Occurance Date: 
22/07/2011