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Product ID: 2804 - English
Published: 16 May, 2018
GLIDE: FL20180508KEN

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This map illustrates potentially affected population by flooding in the eastern sub counties of Kenya. The analysis was conducted by analyzing Sentinel-1 imagery acquired on the 4 May 2018. Within the analysis extent, more than 200,000 people are potentially affected by the floods. Magarini sub county in Kilifi County, is the one with more than 40,000 people living inside flood affected areas, followed by Dadaab, Wajir South, Garsen and Malindi sub counties. Note that some sub counties have been partially analyzed depending on the area covered by satellite imagery. It is likely that flood waters have been systematically underestimated along highly vegetated areas, along main river banks and within built-up urban areas because of the special characteristics of the satellite data used. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR UNOSAT.
Satellite Data: Sentinel-1
Imagery Date: 4 May 2018
Resolution: 10 m
Copyright: ESA
Source: ESA
Reference water: EC JRC/Google
Roads: Open Street Map
Settlements: Data Exchange Platform for the Horn Africa (DEPHA) & OCHA ROSEA
Administrative boundaries: Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) & OCHA ROSEA
Population: WorldPop 2015
Analysis : UNITAR - UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR - UNOSAT