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Darfur Satellite Imagery

This page contains high-resolution satellite images of destroyed villages in the Darfur region of western Sudan. The imagery was released by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) on 24 June 2004. This was the first instance of USAID using satellite imagery for public diplomacy purposes.

USAID started buying the commercial satellite imagery of Darfur in late April 2004, and acquires new imagery on a weekly basis. According to Andrew Natsios, administrator of USAID, "In a functional village you see trees, and the houses will all have cone-shaped roofs made of grass. And you can see ... goats, cows, dogs - and you'll see people walking around." In destroyed villages, "you can see the walls, which means the roofs have been burned down or destroyed, and you won't see any animals, any people, or any trees because they've been all burned".

All files are in PDF format. Media and press use and/or dissemination of this data and/or product has been authorized by DigitalGlobe, Inc. Please credit "DigitalGlobe, Inc. and Department of State via USAID".

Satellite Imagery of Darfur region of western Sudan
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Sudan (Darfur)/Chad Border Region - Confirmed Damaged and Destroyed Villages
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Destroyed Village near Shataya (129 of 133 structures destroyed)
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Destroyed Village near Darurja (180 of 240 structures destroyed)
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Farchana - UNHCR Camp
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Destroyed Village near Fata Barno (278 structures destroyed)
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Destroyed Village near Shataya (1300 structures destroyed)
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Destroyed Village near Shataya (206 structures destroyed)
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Destroyed Village near Shataya (258 of 269 structures destroyed)
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