Using nighttime satellite imagery above Aleppo, this project was able to demonstrate how light can be used to monitor humanitarian crises in conflict that prevents access to an area by humanitarian actors. It was able to estimate how many people were affected during the crisis and where they moved to by examining the changes in lit areas in Aleppo over the course of conflict.

Humanitarian challenge

Understand population flow movement in areas without humanitarian access

Challenge Question

How can UNHCR see where areas have internally displaced people move from/to in a certain period of time?

Data innovation solution

Satellite imagery, potential categorization with AI

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