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Impact of the 2014 Conflict in the Gaza Strip | UNOSAT Satellite Derived Geospatial Analysis

Subject/Objective: 
This satellite derived geospatial analysis documents damages over the Gaza Strip following the July-August 2014 conflict. It is based on analysis of commercial satellite imagery and quantifies damage to overall building structures, health facilities, education facilities, agricultural fields and greenhouses. The study also compares damage from the 2014 conflict to that of the 2009 conflict. The analysis is supplemented by ground photos following UNOSAT deployment to Gaza in September 2014.
Methodology: 
To assess damage in the Gaza Strip UNOSAT reviewed commercial high-resolution satellite imagery and used specialized remote sensing techniques, resulting in in-depth analysis of destruction and damage to residential and industrial buildings, health and educational facilities, roads, and agricultural areas. These analyses, part of UNOSAT Rapid Mapping activities, commenced on 24 July 2014, as combat was ongoing, and concluded on 24 September 2014, resulting in damage assessments at multiple time intervals focusing on various infrastructure types.
Assessment Report: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
14 Oct 2014
Level of Representation: 
State of Palestine
Status: 
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme
Location(s): 
Gaza Strip