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Satellite-Based Damage Assessment for Town of Myebon, Myebon Township Assessment based on satellite imagery recorded on

Satellite-Based Damage Assessment for Town of Myebon, Myebon Township

Assessment based on satellite imagery recorded on morning of 3 November 2012

Summary of main findings: A total of 657 destroyed and severely damaged buildings were identified within the village of Myebon in Myebon Township, likely caused by arson attacks occurring before 3 November 2012. All damages are spatially concentrated within a well-defined zone of near total destruction measuring 23.8 hectares (ha) in area, located on the western side of town. There are no indications of building damages outside of this zone. Following the probable arson attacks, two campsites were erected for internally displaced people (IDP) by the destruction of their homes. The first camp site is composed of 165 tent shelters (approximately 256 square meters in area), located on building ruins within the zone of destruction, and the second is composed of 35 similar tent shelters located on an open field to the north, outside of the destruction zone.

Damage Analysis: Human Rights Watch; Image © DigitalGlobe 2012; Source: EUSI

Village Coordinates: 93.3741E 20.0473N
Village Coordinates:
93.3741E 20.0473N

Town of Myebon on 8 February 2012

Pre-attack view of village in satellite imagery

Damage Analysis: Human Rights Watch; Image © DigitalGlobe 2012; Source: EUSI

Village Coordinates: 93.3741E 20.0473N

Town of Myebon on 3 November 2012

Post-attack view of village in satellite image without annotated building damages

344 Destroyed and severely damaged buildings (100% of village)
344 Destroyed and
severely damaged
buildings (100% of
village)

Damage Analysis: Human Rights Watch; Image © DigitalGlobe 2012; Source: EUSI

Zone of near total building destruction (26ha in area)
Zone of near total
building destruction
(26ha in area)
Extensive fire burn scars and removed tree cover
Extensive fire burn
scars and removed
tree cover

Village Coordinates: 93.3741E 20.0473N

Town of Myebon on 3 November 2012

Post-attack view of village in satellite image with annotated building damages

Zone of near total building destruction (23.8ha in area)
Zone of near total
building destruction
(23.8ha in area)
IDP Camp Site 2 (34 tents)
IDP Camp Site 2
(34 tents)
IDP Camp Site 1 (165 tents)
IDP Camp Site 1
(165 tents)

Damage Analysis: Human Rights Watch; Image © DigitalGlobe 2012; Source: EUSI

Extensive fire burn scars and removed tree cover
Extensive fire burn
scars and removed
tree cover

Village Coordinates: 93.3741E 20.0473N

Town of Myebon on 3 November 2012

Pre and Post-attack view of IDP camp site 1 in satellite image IDP Camp Site 1 Coordinates: 93.3672E 20.0474N

IDP camp site before arson attack – multiple residential buildings (as on 8 Feb. 2012)
IDP camp site before
arson attack –
multiple residential
buildings (as on 8
Feb. 2012)

Damage Analysis: Human Rights Watch; Image © DigitalGlobe 2012; Source: EUSI

IDP Camp Site 1 (165 tents) Most tent shelters erected on top of destroyed building remains
IDP Camp Site 1
(165 tents)
Most tent shelters
erected on top of
destroyed building
remains

Town of Myebon on 3 November 2012

Post-attack view of IDP camp site 2 in satellite image IDP Camp Site 2 Coordinates: 93.372E 20.0508N

IDP Camp Site 2 (34 tents) IDP camp site erected on open grass field, 250 meters
IDP Camp Site 2
(34 tents)
IDP camp site erected on
open grass field, 250 meters
north of the zone of
destruction

Damage Analysis: Human Rights Watch; Image © DigitalGlobe 2012; Source: EUSI