Satellite Damage Assessments

Damage assessments were conducted by satellite imagery in 2019 with support of JRC and UNOSAT. Damage categories were harmonized to: “destroyed”, “severe” and “moderate” damage. In the layers below, you can filter damages on damage type and the damage count will be updated depending on the map extent. 

Satellite damage assessments only capture damaged structures when there is visible damage to the roof. For that reason, the actual damage on the ground will be significantly higher. Earlier validations on the ground suggested that actual damages on the ground can be in the range of 3-8x higher. For that reason, satellite damage assessments are best used as comparisons between cities, and as in indication of the distribution of damages among neighborhoods.