Record flooding in The Gambia has caused widespread damage, including submerged roads and destroyed buildings. The rainfall measured 10.87 inches (276 mm) at Banjul International Airport, the heaviest recorded in more than 30 years. As of August 12, 2022, six fatalities have been reported and more than 17,200 people affected by the floods. The Gambia Red Cross said its volunteers have been working around the clock to distribute supplies and help families relocate to emergency shelters.

Learn more about the flooding in The Gambia in the following news articles:

When crises occur, Maxar is committed to supporting the humanitarian community by providing critical and actionable information to assist response efforts and fulfill our purpose, For A Better World. As part of our Open Data Program, Maxar will publicly release data of the affected areas to support response efforts as it becomes available.

Any imagery or data distributed through the Open Data Program is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 license (CC BY-NC 4.0). This licensing allows for noncommercial use of the information, meaning it can quickly be integrated into first responder workflows with organizations like Team Rubicon, the Red Cross and other nonprofits. If commercial companies are interested in using the data distributed through the Open Data Program, it can be purchased by contacting us here.

Imagery has been posted on our Open Data Program website. Please continue to check this site and our social media channels for updates on additional post-event data.

Pre-event satellite image of Banjul, Gambia.

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