Iraq - Maps
Iraq: Iraq - Kurdistan Region of Iraq Area of Origin and intentions of IDPs interviewed at entry points to KRI 28 September to 2 October 2014
Iraq: Visible Light At Night Over Iraq Using The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS-Day/Night Band) - Analysis with VIIRS Data Acquired 26 May 2014 & 22 October 2014 (as of 14 November 2014)
This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of visible light at night along the Tigris river in Salahedin, Ta'meem, Diala and Ninevah Governorates as detected by VIIRS Day/Night band sensor on two different dates spanning the onset of violent conflict and current conditions. The yellow areas illustrate the areas which were lit at night during May 2014 and best indicate nighttime lights prior to widespread violent conflict. Conversely, the red areas illustrate lighted areas as seen in October 2014. Areas currently likely to be experiencing electrical blackout conditions at the present time are therefore indicated in yellow. This includes large areas of Tikrit and Baiji as well as multiple outlying towns and villages. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.