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This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of landslide damage in the village of Ab Barek, Badakshan, Afghanistan.

Heavy rains caused flooding in northern Afghanistan in late April 2014, and a landslide followed on 02 May at Ab Barek. It was estimated that over a thousand people were killed in Ab Barek by the landslide, and approximately 71,000 people have been affected by the flooding in Afghanistan.

This map was produced by UNOSAT, the rapid mapping service of UNITAR, on behalf of the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters. The Charter was activated on 29 April in response to the disaster in Afghanistan, and maps from different satellite data have been produced to analyse the damage from the flooding and landslide.

This particular map uses WorldView-1 (03 May 2014) and WorldView-2 imagery (07 June 2013 and 05 May 2014) to assess the situation in Ab Barek.

View the full resolution map and other maps produced for this activation.

Credit: DigitalGlobe - Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

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